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Topic: british

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The Parlmt. dissolved, or, the Devil turn'd fortune teller / design'd & engrav'd by G. Terry, Paternoster Row.

The Parlmt. dissolved, or, the Devil turn'd fortune teller / design'd ...

Print shows Lord North and another minister with the Devil who has conjured a Native male figure, representing America, standing on a prostrate soldier and holding a building, representing Parliament, from whic... more

The mitred minuet

The mitred minuet

Print shows four Anglican bishops joining hands and dancing around a copy of the "Quebec Bill" which lies at their feet, on the left, Lord Bute, playing the bagpipes, and Lord North stand with another minister ... more

The Whitehall pump

The Whitehall pump

Print shows Lord North pumping water from a water fountain topped with the head of George III onto the prostrate bodies of Britannia and a Native figure representing America. Several ministers and judges look o... more

The dissolution of P[arliamen]t

The dissolution of P[arliamen]t

Print shows members of Parliament riding in a large carriage past a building commemorating "John Wilkes Esqr."

Mutual accusation / Mr. Bunbury, del. ; Js. Bretherton, f.

Mutual accusation / Mr. Bunbury, del. ; Js. Bretherton, f.

"Two quack doctors (left) are having a heated altercation in a street or square outside their respective houses..." (Source: George)

A political lesson / J. Dixon invenit et fecit.

A political lesson / J. Dixon invenit et fecit.

Print shows a rearing black stallion (possibly representing America) which has thrown its rider (possibly representing England). The rider has struck his head on a mile marker "To Boston VI miles" behind which ... more

The congress or the necessary politicians

The congress or the necessary politicians

Print shows two men sitting in a privy, one uses pieces of the "Resolution[s] of the [C]ongress" to clean himself, while the other intently reads "P[amphlet En]titled Taxation [No] Tir[anny]", suggesting that w... more

[Resolve of non-violence toward British troops quartered in N.Y., Apr. 29, 1775]
Ecce homo / B-b-y.

Ecce homo / B-b-y.

Print shows an enraged, wild-eyed and possibly demented man, identified (in the British Museum CPPS) as William Austin, violently reviling "Damn your foolish caricatures" posted in the window of Matthew Darly's... more

A view of the country towards Dorchester, taken from the advanced works on Boston Neck

A view of the country towards Dorchester, taken from the advanced work...

Print shows open countryside looking toward Dorchester, Massachusetts, with soldiers in redoubt on the left.

The Head of--an alderman finished by cupid

The Head of--an alderman finished by cupid

Political cartoon showing man being amorous to woman stopped while making painting of another man which is being finished by cupid hovering above the painting.

Virtual representation, 1775

Virtual representation, 1775

Print shows Lord Bute aiming a blunderbuss at a man representing colonial America; a member of Parliament, pointing at the American, tells Bute "I give you that man's money for my use", to which the American re... more

The grinning match, a humourous scene at a country fair

The grinning match, a humourous scene at a country fair

A man stands on a chair beneath a large, spreading tree on which a tri-corn hat hangs from a limb, his grinning face framed by a horse-collar, a woman and a man look on in the foreground, the man applauds, whil... more

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Frontispiece - when fell debate & civil wars shall cease ...

Print shows an allegorical scene with three female figures, seated on the left is America, standing center, on clouds, is Peace holding an olive branch in her right hand raised toward an airy "Temple of Commerc... more

A view of the harbour of Boston taken from Fort Hill

A view of the harbour of Boston taken from Fort Hill

Print shows tents and wooden fence in foreground and Boston Harbor in the background.

A front view of the lines taken from the advanced post near Browns house

A front view of the lines taken from the advanced post near Browns hou...

Print shows two cheval-de-frise and two buildings in the middle distance.

The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775

The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775

Print shows Lords Bute and Mansfield conferring, to their right stands Simon Fraser and Lord Wedderburn, "Deputies" to the aforenamed. On the far right are soldiers wearing Highland dress (of the 71st Regiment ... more

The thistle reel

The thistle reel

Print shows Lords Bute, North, and Mansfield dancing around a large thistle entwined with a garter ribbon bearing the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense"; Mansfield is holding the "Quebec Bill" in his left hand. ... more

Take your choice

Take your choice

Print shows two designs topped with crowns, on the left, a pyramid, labeled "Natural and civil liberty", and on the right, the scaffolding which supports the pyramidal structure; from a pedestal labeled "Army",... more

Miss shuttle-cock / R. S. [Monogram, i.e. 'Richard Sneer'].

Miss shuttle-cock / R. S. [Monogram, i.e. 'Richard Sneer'].

"A game of shuttlecock between two men who face each other, standing at opposite sides of the design, each with a raised battledore..." (Source: George)

The vis a vis bisected or The ladies coop / [M. Darly?].

The vis a vis bisected or The ladies coop / [M. Darly?].

"The interior of a closed carriage made visible by being bisected longitudinally. In it two young ladies of pleasing appearance sit face to face in profile..." (Source: George)

America pois'd in the balance of justice

America pois'd in the balance of justice

Print shows two despondent women, possibly Britannia and America, reclining on a cliff in the rugged landscape of the new world, behind them, ships sailing toward the horizon pass a burning city, and two gods, ... more

A Scotch reel

A Scotch reel

"Two couples dancing a reel. The ladies wear the monstrous feathered coiffures then fashionable, see No. 5370, & c. ..." (Source: George)

Bunkers Hill or America's head dress

Bunkers Hill or America's head dress

Print shows a half-length portrait of a woman, right profile, with exaggerated coiffure supporting three redoubts with infantry and artillery firing at close range, tents, an artillery train, and a sea battle i... more

Oh heigh oh--Or a view of the back settlements

Oh heigh oh--Or a view of the back settlements

Rear view of woman with large, elaborate hairstyle.

The wise men of Gotham and their goose

The wise men of Gotham and their goose

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 ... more

Richtige ubbildung der bon den Americanischen probinzialisten belagerten und wiedereroberten Hauptstadt und festung Boston in America

Richtige ubbildung der bon den Americanischen probinzialisten belagert...

Print shows the British evacuation of Boston, Massachusetts, on March 17, 1776.

Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the burning of martyrs in Smithfield

Protestants, remember the massacre of St. Bartholemews in Paris, & the...

Print shows a British minister handing a copy of the Québec Act to a kneeling bishop, George III is standing to the left, next to him is Lord Bute, with another minister and other clergymen completing the audie... more

The blessed effects of venality

The blessed effects of venality

Print shows a man, possibly George III, chopping a leg "Commons" of a three-legged stool, "Lords" and "Privy Council" being the other two legs, which may represent the Parliament and its openness to corruption,... more

The taking of Miss Mud I'land

The taking of Miss Mud I'land

Print shows a female figure as the Mud Island fortress, Fort Mifflin, with two flags on her bonnet, astride a cannon firing on the British warship "Isis"; also show the "Somerset", "Roebuck", "Eagle", and the "... more

The conference between the brothers how to get rich

The conference between the brothers how to get rich

Print shows Admiral Richard Howe and General William Howe seated at a table discussing how to profit from the war in America. The Devil stands between them and answers their question, "... [H]ow shall we get ri... more

The Sally from Mincing Lane to Little - Hell

The Sally from Mincing Lane to Little - Hell

Political cartoon showing man riding on carriage "annuities" over human skull by marker "5 miles to Epsom"

A view of Quebec from the south east

A view of Quebec from the south east

Print shows bird's-eye view of the city of Québec, with two ships in the foreground.

The entrance of Havannah, from within the harbour

The entrance of Havannah, from within the harbour

Print shows ship in the foreground in the channel at the entrance to Havana, seen at left behind wall.

The burthens of plenty / H. (or N.) R. ; J. T. [?].

The burthens of plenty / H. (or N.) R. ; J. T. [?].

"An enormously fat man walks (left to right) towards an eating-house followed by a lean and ragged man bent with the weight of a basket laden with food which he carries on his head and shoulders..." (Source: George)

Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier D'Eon

Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier D'Eon

"D'Eon (W.L.) dressed half as a woman, half as a man. On his right side he wears a lady's full dress, his hair in the fashionable inverted pyramid decorated by a feather..." (Source: George)

Poor old England endeavoring to reclaim his wicked American children

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 tau... more

Lady Betty Besom, Bath / Matt[?] Darly fect. ag fort.

Lady Betty Besom, Bath / Matt[?] Darly fect. ag fort.

Caricature showing Juliana Popjoy, aka Lady Betty Besom, riding sidesaddle as she leaps over a wall, "The sacred Boundary of Discretion." We see only her enormous wig from behind.

A speedy & effectual preparation for the next world / Mathina [or Mattina] ; Darly, sc.

A speedy & effectual preparation for the next world / Mathina [or Matt...

"A lady sits, in profile to the right, at a dressing-table; she is dipping a brush into a pot marked Rouge, other toilet implements and a looking-glass are on the table..." (Source: George)

The Englishman in Paris

The Englishman in Paris

Print shows an Englishman, only recently arrived, still wearing his hat, standing just inside the entrance of the home of a Frenchman at dinner time. He is eating the goose which he has taken off the serving pl... more

The Commissioners / M Darly.

The Commissioners / M Darly.

"The five commissioners (right) recently nominated to negotiate peace with the colonies, kneel one behind the other at the feet of America, who sits (left) on a pile of barrels and bales..." (Source: George)

General Burgoyne / Pollard sc.

General Burgoyne / Pollard sc.

General John Burgoyne, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left; in medallion.

Admiral Keppel

Admiral Keppel

Print shows Augustus Keppel Viscount Keppel, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right in oval draped with banner.

Robert Rogers - commandeur der Americaner

Robert Rogers - commandeur der Americaner

Print shows Robert Rogers, half-length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing, facing slightly left, with musket nestled in crook of left elbow, and Native American standing in the background.

Review of the York Regiment / P. Canon delt. ; T. Parson sct.

Review of the York Regiment / P. Canon delt. ; T. Parson sct.

Print shows William Markham, Archbishop of York speaking to Britannia while gesturing toward British troops wearing clerical bands and low-brimmed hats, he says, "Madam a noble Corps, True and Staunch Friends t... more

The closet / Bute invt. ; Germaine ext. ; Mansfield sculpt.

The closet / Bute invt. ; Germaine ext. ; Mansfield sculpt.

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... more

The Commissioners / M Darly.

The Commissioners / M Darly.

"The five commissioners (right) recently nominated to negotiate peace with the colonies, kneel one behind the other at the feet of America, who sits (left) on a pile of barrels and bales..." (Source: George)

The Hon[ora]ble S[i]r Wm. Howe, Knight of the Bath and commander in chief of his magesty's forces in America / Corbutt, delin; se bend chez J.M. Will, à Augsbourg.

The Hon[ora]ble S[i]r Wm. Howe, Knight of the Bath and commander in ch...

Print shows Sir William Howe, three-quarter length portrait, in uniform.

The tea-tax-tempest, or the Anglo-American revolution

The tea-tax-tempest, or the Anglo-American revolution

A satire expressing a Continental European view of the American Revolution, showing Father Time using a magic lantern to project the image of a teapot exploding among frightened British troops as American troop... more

A view in America in 1778 / MD sc.

A view in America in 1778 / MD sc.

Print shows an African man lying on the ground, wounded by cannon shot, over him are standing several men, on the left is a congressman clearly suffering from a visual disorder (strabismus or walleye and also, ... more

[Wegens de staat der Engelsche natie, in't jaar 1778]

[Wegens de staat der Engelsche natie, in't jaar 1778]

Cartoon shows America (represented by a man with feathered cap) cutting the horns off a cow (representing British commerce) which is being milked by a Dutchman, two men (representing France and Spain) are stand... more

[Emblematical print adapted to the times]

[Emblematical print adapted to the times]

Print shows Britannia conferring with Neptune over the upstart America; they sit on the shore, presumably of England, and point to a man seated on the opposite shore holding a striped flag with 26 (13 white and... more

The Accomplish'd maid

The Accomplish'd maid

Cartoon showing woman with elaborate hairdo playing keyboard instrument and singing(?).

An extraordinary, gazette, or the, disappointed politicians

An extraordinary, gazette, or the, disappointed politicians

Print shows a group of British politicians sitting and standing around a table in a public house or club reading the latest news of a dispatch from General Henry Clinton possibly referring to his evacuation of ... more

Humours of May Day, pl. 2

Humours of May Day, pl. 2

Cartoon print showing bawdy (women?) revelers dancing in the street before a doorway inscribed "Lows."

Europe, Asia, Africa and America bringing intelligence to the genius of the London Magazine / desd. drawn and engraved by Bonnor.

Europe, Asia, Africa and America bringing intelligence to the genius o...

Print shows an allegorical scene with four female figures, representing the continents (from l. to r.) Asia, Europe, Africa, and America, approaching a seated female figure with wings writing in an open volume ... more

Admiral Byron

Admiral Byron

John Byron, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, in medallion.

The village barber / H. J.

The village barber / H. J.

"A barber is dressing the hair of a woman seated in profile to the right ..." (Source: George)