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TITLE:  The closet / Bute invt. ; Germaine ext. ; Mansfield sculpt. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5470 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-45431 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows in vignette, top right, George III in his secret chamber, "the closet", with Lord Bute, to whom the Devil whispers, Lord Germain, and Lord Mansfield; on the bottom right, a man holds a pistol to his head, another, Charles Yorke, lies on the ground, dying, a headless man holds a paper "An hble Address from the Loyal Town of Manchester ...", and a fourth figure, a fool, is carrying two firebrands and arrows. In the center are incidents of shipping detrimental to the British. On the left are four vignettes, at top, the murder of Jane McCrea by Natives, beneath is another vignette showing atrocities by Natives, roasting a man on a spit, beneath that shows General Burgoyne leading troops at the surrender to Gates at Saratoga, and on the bottom, Scottish troops and mercenaries fleeing. MEDIUM:  1 print : aquatint. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Publish'd as the Act directs by I. Williams, No. 39 Fleet Street, 1778 Jany. 28th. NOTES: Title from item. No. 1, price 1s. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5470 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. 725. SUBJECTS: George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820. Bute, John Stuart,--Earl of,--1713-1792. Sackville, George Germain,--Viscount,--1716-1785. Mansfield, William Murray,--Earl of,--1705-1793. Yorke, Charles,--1722-1770. McCrea, Jane,--1753-1777. Politics & government--England--1770-1780. Atrocities--United States--1770-1780. Scalping--United States--1770-1780. Indians of North America--War--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Moral & ethical aspects. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1770-1780.Aquatints 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 3a45627 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45627 CONTROL #:  2004673348


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