A view of the obelisk erected under Liberty-tree in Boston on the rejoicings for the repeal of the ---- Stamp Act 1766. / Paul Revere, sculp.
A schematic rendering of the illuminated obelisk erected on Boston Common in celebration of the repeal of the Stamp Act. On each of its four sides is a painted transparency which portrays in allegorical terms one phase in the struggle against the Stamp Act. They are titled: "1. America in distress apprehending the total loss of Liberty. 2d. She implores the aid of her Patrons. 3d. She endures the Conflict for a short Season. 4. And has her Liberty restord by the Royal hand of George the Third." Above each allegory are ten lines of verse and portraits of four supposed friends of American liberty, including the Duke of York, Marquis of Rockingham, Queen Charlotte, George III, Gen. Henry Seymour Conway, Isaac Barre, William Pitt, the Earl of Dartmouth, William Beckford, Charles Townshend, Lord George Sackville, Dennis de Berdt, John Wilkes, and the Earl of Camden. At the bottom of the print is the legend, "To every Lover of Liberty, this Plate is humbly dedicated, by her true born Sons, in Boston New England."
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The Library's impression is a restrike dating from 1839 or later.
Brigham, p. 122-125
Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1766-1.
Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide ... Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 180.
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. 626.
Exhibited: "Creating the United States," Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 2010.
Exhibited: "Revere's Ride and Longfellow's Legend" at the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, 2004-2005.