Daily Historical Cartoon-The Present State of Great Britain-1779

Britain amid strife and uncertainty during the American Revolution.

English: File name: 11_03_000038 Box label: American related cartoons, 5548 - 5731 Title: The present state of Great Britain Translated title: Creator/Contributor: Phillips, J. (artist) Date issued: 1779-10-24 Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; 12 x 17 1/2 in. Summary: John Bull protected by a Scot (Bute) who is holding off a foppish Frenchman with one hand while helping John Bull to hold up a staff with a liberty cap with the other hand. A Dutchman picks john Bull's pocket while an American Indian steals the liberty cap. This is one of the few pro-Scottish cartoons extant. Genre: Political cartoons; Engravings Subjects: Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792; John Bull (Symbolic character); Indians of North America; United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Politics & government; International relations; Liberty; Pickpockets Notes: References: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, no. 5579 (BM 5579) Statement of responsibility: J. Phillips Fecit. Collection: Americana Collection Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department Rights: No known restrictions Date17 May 2011, 15:05 SourceThe present state of Great Britain Uploaded by Fæ Author	BPL
Box label: American related cartoons, 5548 – 5731
Title: The present state of Great Britain
Translated title:
Creator/Contributor: Phillips, J. (artist)
Date issued: 1779-10-24
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; 12 x 17 1/2 in.
Summary: John Bull protected by a Scot (Bute) who is holding off a foppish Frenchman with one hand while helping John Bull to hold up a staff with a liberty cap with the other hand. A Dutchman picks john Bull’s pocket while an American Indian steals the liberty cap. This is one of the few pro-Scottish cartoons extant.
Genre: Political cartoons; Engravings
Subjects: Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792; John Bull (Symbolic character); Indians of North America; United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783; Politics & government; International relations; Liberty; Pickpockets
Notes: References: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, no. 5579 (BM 5579)
Statement of responsibility: J. Phillips Fecit.
Collection: Americana Collection
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: No known restrictions
Date 17 May 2011, 15:05
Source The present state of Great Britain
Uploaded by Fæ
Author BPL

 

Courtesy of The Boston Public Library

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