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.
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.
Tug of war--1780-1790. Opposition (Political science)--England--1780-1790. International relations--1780-1790. Symbols--1780-1790. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
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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