CALL NUMBER: PC 3 - 1776--Take your choice (A size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-46310 (b&w film copy neg.)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Print shows two designs topped with crowns, on the left, a pyramid, labeled "Natural and civil liberty", and on the right, the scaffolding which supports the pyramidal structure; from a pedestal labeled "Army", resting on a foundation of "Regal property", rises a column labeled "Despotism". A middle level labeled "Great Theatre Royal" is suspended from the crown at the top by cables, it also rests on two badly eroded columns "Counties" and "Opinions", the remains of two other columns "Cinque ports" and "Boroughs" no longer offer any support. On this level are four fragments of columns "Wisdom", "Virtue", "Valour", and "Services"; they no longer support an upper level, labeled "Little Theatre Royal", which is also suspended by cables. On this upper lever are dice and a bishop bowing to the king from a chess game.
MEDIUM: 1 print : etching.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Piccadilly [London] : Publish'd by I. Almon, as the Act Directs, 1776 Octr. 14.
Almon, John, 1737-1805, publisher.
Title from item.
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. 702.
Politics & government--England--1770-1780. Pyramids--1770-1780. Scaffolding--1770-1780.
Cartoons (Commentary) British 1770-1780.Etchings British 1770-1780.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a46480 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a46480
CONTROL #: 2004673325
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