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TITLE:  The [ass]-headed and [cow-heart]-ed ministry making the British [lion] give up the pull CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 6229 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-1547 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows the British lion harnessed on one side of "the pit of ruin" and a spanial (for Spain), a cock (for France), a rattlesnake (for America), and a pug dog (for Holland) harnessed on the other side, pulling against each other; a double-headed eagle (for Russia) is standing on solid ground between them, refusing to favor either side. Four "ass-headed" ministers council the lion and tug on a rope with which it is muzzled, attempting to turn it away from its ministrations. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by J. Barrow, White Lion Bull Stairs side Black Friars Bridge, 1783 May 8. NOTES: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6229 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 858. SUBJECTS: Tug of war--1780-1790. Opposition (Political science)--England--1780-1790. International relations--1780-1790. Symbols--1780-1790. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Rebuses 1780-1790.Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings British 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a05338 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05338 CONTROL #:  2004676765

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