Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children
Print shows England as an old man with wooden leg and crutch tugging on strings hooked onto the noses of five American men across a divide labeled "The Atlantic Ocean"; the men resist, shoot pellets at, and taunt old England. Includes a quote attributed to Shakespeare, "And therefore is England maimed & forc'd to go with a staff".
Title from item.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5397
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. 709.
Exhibited: "America's Shakespeare" at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., April - July 2016.