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TITLE:  The royal Hercules destroying the dragon python CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1784 - Royal Hercules ... (A size) [P&P]A microfilm surrogate is provided in preference to the original, as per Divisional preservation policy (Microfilm LOT 12022). REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-10744 (digital file from original print)LC-USZ62-30928 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows George III as Hercules gripping three Whigs on a three-headed Hydra identified as the "dragon python." On the left, Charles James Fox utters, "O! this is my last gasp", on top is Frederick, Lord North, facing forward, with a large N on his forehead, and on the right is Edmund Burke spewing a cap representing "OEconomy." This cartoon was published shortly after George III dissolved Parliament and the subsequent election gave the Tories a firm mandate to govern. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching ; 35 x 25 cm. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [England] : Pubd. as the Act directs, April 24, 1784 by Hedges under the Royl Exchange, Cornhill, 1784 April 24. NOTES: Title from item. This record contains unverified, old data from an unpublished P&P checklist, "British Political and Social Caricatures, 1655-1832 ... not in the published catalogs of the British Museum," compiled in 1968 (NC 1470.M4. Vol. 2). Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC). Images available on microfilm, "British Political and Social Cartoons, 1655-1832, not in the British Museum," produced by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1970 (Microfilm LOT 12022). Unpublished checklist provides captions for images. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806. North, Frederick,--Lord,--1732-1792. Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797. Heracles (Greek mythology)--1780-1790. Hydra (Greek mythology)--1780-1790. Politics & government--Great Britain--1780-1790. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings British 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from original print) ppmsca 10744 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.10744 (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a31494 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a31494 CONTROL #:  2006677161


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