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TITLE:  A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766 CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1766--Political, anatomical, satirical ... (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-46658 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows the Earl of Bute holding up a bust of William Pitt as the starting point of his lecture on "Heads and No Heads"; on a table before him and on a shelf to the left are several busts identified by number with corresponding descriptions in the printed caption. A woman assistant, on the left, says "I hand them in" and the devil, on the right holding a burning candle in one hand and a candlesnuffer in the other, says "I hand them off", two extinguished candles sit on the table. Nine men form the audience in the foreground, each utters a comment, such as, "Good Lord deliver us", "A good Exhibition this", "Yes, the Characters are well drawn", and "My, all Birds of a Feather". MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1766. NOTES: 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. 629. SUBJECTS: Bute, John Stuart,--Earl of,--1713-1792. Physiognomy--England--1760-1770. Heads (Anatomy)--1760-1770. Public speaking--England--1760-1770. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Etchings British 1760-1770. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a46822 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a46822 CONTROL #:  2004672614

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