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TITLE:  The tree of liberty,-with, the devil tempting John Bull / Js. Gy. inv. & ft. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 9214 (B size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-3140 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZ62-86049 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Round a bare and decayed oak tree is twined a serpent with the head of Fox; he holds a damaged apple inscribed "reform" to John Bull, who is fat and his pockets bulge with golden apples. The trunk of the tree is "opposition"; its roots are: envy, ambition, disappointment. Each rotten apple has an inscription: democracy, treason, slavery, etc. In the background is an oak in full leaf: its trunk is "Justice", the roots Commons, King, Lords, the branches Laws and Religion. From it hangs a crown surrounded by apples, some inscribed Freedom, Happiness, Security. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  London : pubd. by H. Humphrey, 1798 May 23d. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. NOTES: Catalog of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9214 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress. Exhibited: Gillray and the Art of Caricature. SUBJECTS: Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806. John Bull (Symbolic character)--1790-1800. Politics & government--Great Britain--1780-1800. Reform--Great Britain--1780-1800. FORMAT: Cartoons British 1790-1800.Etchings Hand-colored 1790-1800. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g03140 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g03140 (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b32566 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b32566 CONTROL #:  94509824

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