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King Wearing Crown
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TITLE:  Argus
CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5667 (A size) [P&P]PC 1 - 5667 Another impression (b&w) on paper watermarked JWhatman.PC 1 - 5667 Another impression (b&w).
REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-45562 (b&w film copy neg. of hand-colored copy)
RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY:  Print shows George III seated in a chair asleep, on the left stands a judge (possibly the Earl of Mansfield) with his left hand on the crown, behind the throne stands the Earl of Bute, speaking to Mansfield, he says "What shall be done with it?" to which Mansfield responds "Wear it Your sel my Leard," to the right of Bute stands America (represented by a Native wearing a feathered headdress), on the right stands a gentleman with both hands on the crown, he says "No troth I'se carry it to Charly & hel not part with it again Mon!" (probably a reference to Charles Edward the Pretender). On the far left a ragged merchant wrings his hands and an Irishman with harp departs the scene, and on the far right, in the foreground, Britannia sits in slumber with a lion asleep and chained to the ground beside her, and in the background, a Dutchman raids the beehives.
MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored.
CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by W. Renegal, 1780 May 15th.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
Title from item.
Attributed to James Gillray.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5667
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. 772.
George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820. Bute, John Stuart,--Earl of,--1713-1792. Mansfield, William Murray,--Earl of,--1705-1793. Britannia (Symbolic character)--1780. Politics & government--England--1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Puns (Visual works) British 1780.Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780.Etchings British Hand-colored 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 3a45755 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45755
CONTROL #:  2004673385
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