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TITLE:  The wise men of Gotham and their goose CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5326-X (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-1514 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows Lord Bute, with sword raised, about to cut the head off the goose "who laid each day an egg of gold" representing British policies toward the American colonies. A corpulant bishop is sitting in the foreground observing, other men hold the goose down or observe from the background. MEDIUM:  1 print : mezzotint. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by W. Humphrey, Gerrard Street Soho, 1776 Feby. 16th. NOTES: Title from item. Call number assigned by P&P staff. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, p. 216 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. 695. SUBJECTS: Bute, John Stuart,--Earl of,--1713-1792. Geese--England--1770-1780. Politics & government--England--1770-1780. Government policy--England--1770-1780. Legislators--England--1770-1780. Bishops--England--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1770-1780.Mezzotints 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 3a05308 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05308 CONTROL #:  2004673320


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