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TITLE:  The north star CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 4229 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-45403 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows Lord Bute seated on clouds from behind which project rays of the sun, he holds a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand, a purse in the other, his feet rest on an open volume of "the Laws of England". To his left sits William Pitt who wears a crown of three feathers and holds a crutch topped with a coronet and from which hangs a beggar's pouch. On Bute's right, also in the clouds, is the Duke of Grafton. Various ministers, some identifiable, prostrate themselves before the figures on the clouds. In the background, on the left, a Scottish soldier with sword raised is about to slay Britannia; in the foreground, on the right, is standing John Wilkes aghast at the scene before him. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching and engraving. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [1768] NOTES: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4, no. 4229 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. 637. SUBJECTS: Bute, John Stuart,--Earl of,--1713-1792. Pitt, William,--Earl of Chatham,--1708-1778. Wilkes, John,--1725-1797. Politics & government--Great Britain--1760-1770. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Intaglio prints 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 3a45600 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45600 CONTROL #:  2004672620


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