Box 2 Folder 2

BM 5533a-5734; 1779-80

  BM 5533a [see Folio]

 

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BM 5548
The Political Raree-show: Or a Picture of Parties and Politics, During and at the Close of the Last Session of Parliament. June 1779.
[1779]; For the Westminster Magazine June 1779; Published 1st July 1779 by Fielding & Walter, Pater-Noster-Row, (23 x 34.5 cm)

Engraving with twelve separate scenes and to the left a boy and a men looking through a hole. The man is saying “There you shall see”; the images are from left to right, top to bottom: “The Distressed Financier” featuring men surrounding a table with documents labeled “Spanish Manifesto” and “Ways and Means 1780” CPDBM indicates it is Lord North; “The Generals in America doing nothing, or worse than nothing” featuring a man in a tent asleep at a table with cards while at Saratoga Camp tired British troops are surging forward; “Proving that they have done every thing” featuring an interior scene at the House of Commons with a man at a table surrounded by others – one of the men is speaking about the Southern Expedition. CPDBM indicates one of the men is Lord North; “Jemmy Twitcher Overseers of the Poor of Greenwich” featuring a group of men. CPDBM indicates one is Sandwich, many crippled, before a man to the left and behind them is a domed building burning; “The Duke of Richmond turned Linen-Draper” featuring a tailor holding up a shirt and several men examining a piece of cloth; “The opposition Pudding makers” an interior scene where a man pours the contents out of a barrel into a large bowl on a table while several men stir it with a spoon; “Cha. Ja. Tod abusing the national Gamblers” with General Fox and others at a table gambling; “The Jerseymen treating the French with Gunpowder Tea” with a battle scene on the sea and numerous ships. One to the right is ablaze with a British flag; “The Scotch Presbyterians pulling down the Papists Houses” with a crowd of men destroying Christian relics such as a crucifix and Madonna outside a building; “The English Papists laughing at the Protestants” with an interior scene of several priests and monks in robes at a table, one has rosary beads and documents; “A Picture of Irish Resolution” featuring a woman, Hibernia, with bare chest being lain on a beach with her harp; in the Distance is Dublin; there are numerous men surrounding the woman signing a document; “Inside View of the Long Room at the Custom House” an interior scene with several pairs of clerks at tables and to the right an exhausted woman leaning against a package, visible through the windows are ship masts.

 

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BM 5571
The Last Stake.
[1779]; Design’d by Stuart. Murray Delint Junto fect Published according to act. Decr 6. 1779 for J. Almon in Piccadilly London, (26 x 33.5 cm)

Engraving featuring a stream labeled “Rubicon-Flu”; to the right is a man urinating against a brick wall onto a document labeled “British Memorial”; to the right is a man, Lord North, carrying taxes on a bull; the bull is being tied to a stake called “The Last Stake” and is being attacked with a sword by France and Spain. Behind them is King George standing with his hands in his pockets, above him a woman empties a chamber pot onto his head. Attached to the building is a signpost with a crooked sign of a crown.

 

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BM 5603 copy 1 and copy 2
Pratt the Political Apotecary [sic].
[1779]; pub by M Darly 39 Strand Augt 12 1779, copy 1: (28 x 22 cm) copy 2: (21.5 x 14 cm)

Two copies of the same engraving; one copy is hand-colored. Image featuring a man standing on the grass facing right in a coat with ruffles holding his tri-corn hat in his left hand. He is wearing a wig, has a large nose and has wrinkles around his eyes. An item dangling from his pocket is either a bellows, syringe, or other medical device. Text beneath reads: “Beg your pardon my Dear Sir – had it from my Lad Fiddle faddle nothing to do but cut ‘em off pass the Susquehanna and proceed to Boston possess himself of Crown point then Philadelphia and South Carolina would have fallen of course & a communication spend with the Northern Army as easily as I’d open a Vein.

 

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BM 5612
Politeness.
[1780]; Pubd Jany nth 1780 by W. Humphrey No. 227. Strand, (18.5 x 24 cm)

Engraving of an interior scene featuring two seated men scowling at one another. To the left is an Englishman, John Bull, seated with a large dog beneath his chair. He is holding an overflowing mug labeled “Bull”; on the wall is a large slab of meat dangling from a meat hook. Above him is the phrase “You be D_m’d!” to the right glaring back at John Bull is a thin Frenchman his tri-corn hat under his arm holding a snuff box with a greyhound cowering behind his chair. On the wall behind him are frogs. Text above his head reads “Vous etes une Bete.”

 

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BM 5622a
Advance Three Steps Backwards, (Word of command the last War by Col._) or the Militia Heroes.
[1779]; Pub by Darly 39 Strand. Peter Potgun Trvt et sc. 79, (27.5 x 43.5 cm)

Engraving featuring a lineup of soldiers in British uniforms; they are in various states of disarray. To the left a portly general directing the men; behind him is a thin assistant holding a decorative spear. The men lined up are of various heights, weights and all have different types of weaponry. To the left is a man with an amputated leg.

 

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BM 5623a
I swear tis plaguy cold Jonathan _ I don’t think they’ll attack us now.
[1780]; Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. London: Publish’d as the Act directs, 3 Jany 1780, (20 x 15 cm)

Engraving featuring a slouching soldier in overcoat with long hair, his hand tucked inside his front pocket and a musket under his left arm. He is wearing a cap which reads “Death or Liberty”; beneath him in the trenches are three men all with similar phrases on their hats. Behind him is a fort with pointed cannons, soldiers and a waving flag with stripes.

 

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BM 5624
John Bull Triumphant.
[1780]; Publish’d Jany 4th 1780 by W. Humphrey No. 227 Strand, (30 x 41.5 cm)

Engraving of an exterior scene where a large, enraged bull is being restrained by his tail as he throws a Spaniard into the air, coins spilling from his pockets. To the right are two frightened figures America and a Frenchman, the American Indian hiding behind the Frenchman. To the left are three men: one in a Scotsman in highland dress, Lord Bute and Lord North. In the foreground behind a fence and bushes sitting on a barrel labeled “Holland Gin” is a Dutchman smiling.

 

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BM 5636
The Bull Roasted; or the Political Cooks Serving their Customers.
[1780]; Publish’d as the Act directs Feby 12, 1780, by I. Harris, Sweetings Alley. Cornhill London, (28 x 43.5 cm)

Engraving of an interior scene where a large bull is being roasted over a fire to the left. Lord Bute in tartan dress states “’Twas a Noble Beast: Jemmy Twitcher”; turning the spit on the fire is George III. Serving the men at the table is Lord Sandwich identified by CPDBM. Seated at a table to the left is a Native American woman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a Dutchman seated on the floor. Beneath the image is a poem.

 

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BM 5640
The Bull Over-Drove: or the Drivers in Danger.
[1780]; London Publish’d as the Act directs Feb 21, 1780 by I Harris, Sweetings Alley Cornhill, (26.5 x 37.5 cm)

Engraving of an exterior scene where a bull is trampling on the body of a man (identified as a drover) who states “O I’m as dead as Miss Ray” to the right is a Frenchman, a Native American woman and a Spaniard. To the left of the bull, dodging its violent kicks, are a series of Drovers. CPDBM identifies several of the men as Lord North and Lord George Germain. Beneath the text is a poem.

 

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BM 5667
Argus.
[1780]; Pubd May 15th 1780 by W. Renegal, (27.5 x 41 cm)

Engraving CPDBM identifies as by Gillray of an exterior scene of a seated, sleeping George III on a throne. The crown is being taken off his head by a judge CPDBM identifies as Mansfield. There is also an American in headdress looking on, and two men, one identified as Bute. To the left, asleep is Britannia, at her feet is a sleeping and chained lion. On the ground are two torn maps. In the background behind a hedge is a Dutchman taking nectar out of two beehives. There are two figures to the left, a barefoot saying “I have let them quietly strip me of every thing” and an Irishman with harp under his arm.

 

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BM 5676
Political Stag Hunt or the M-L [Ministerial] hounds in Full Cry.
[1780?]; Publish’d as Act directs for y Proprietor Jan 10 1780 by W. Humphrey N 227 Strand or No 18 New Bond Street. J Slapbang fec, (27.5 x 41 cm)

An engraving of a huntsman on a chase. The huntsman is identified by CPDBM as Bate Dudley; he is carrying drums and trumpets as well as the “Materials for Post” which includes bundles of documents Satire, Malice, Scandal, and Falsehood; The horse, mounted by the huntsman, is breathing flames labeled “Faction” jumping a fence labeled “Bounds of Discretion” and rounding the course are several hounds, many with human faces. A signpost points to the “Vale of Oblivion”; at the front of the race is a stag labeled “Constitution”.

 

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BM 5712
Den Door List en Geweld Aangevallen Leeuw. [The Lion attacked by Cunning and Force].
[1780?]; s.n., (19.5 x 38.5 cm)

A birds-eye view of a map which stretches from “Brest” to “Amster[dam]” and features caricatures of numerous figures including men talking, merchants, and a sleeping Dutch lion holding several arrows which are being taken away. To the left is a woman holding a headdress sitting on a cart harnessed to a barefoot monk. Each of the figures are labeled with a number. At the top are “Byland” ”Fielding” and “Portsmouth”.

 

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BM 5716
DE MAN IN ‘T HEMBD, OF DE GEFNUIKETE HOOGMOED [The man in the shirt or pride brought low].
[1780]; s.n., (23 x 23.5 cm)

Engraving with text beneath starting “Verklaring” featuring an exterior scene on a beach. The figures are numbered and show England, dressed only in a shirt, being held against his will by Denmark and Sweden. France stands behind them trying to put a fool’s cap on England head. Russia, to the left, is barefoot and carries a large club. A Dutchman ties shackles to England’s feet and the figure of America is heading to the left, away from the scene. On the shore is a man waving down boats. Note: identifications provided by CPDBM.

 

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BM 5716a
DE MAN IN ‘T HEMBD, OF DE GEFNUIKETE HOOGMOED [The man in the shirt or pride brought low].
[1780]; s.n., (23.5 x 31.5 cm)

An earlier state of BM 5716 in outline form, with the text and numbers beneath.

 

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BM 5717
[VI DE EERSTE ECONOMISCHE PLAAT] [The First Economic Print. A Rich young Dutchman]. Title supplied by CPDBM
[1780]; s.n., (32 x 48 cm)

A colored engraving featuring a lively street scene; in the center is a Dutchman seated on a cart with several bags of money in a cart labeled “B.F. Boston”, he is pointing to a document. Surrounding are several women in French dress, a jester, and a man who looks like an Englishman. To the left is a man standing on a staging pointing to his sign labeled “Engelsche Kraam”. To the right is an additional Dutchman seen standing next to wares, clothing and bundled labeled “Hollandsche Waaren”. To the left in front of an archway is a Frenchman selling wares labeled “Modes de Paris”; in the distance behind the archway are several well-dressed people seated at tables and gardens with tall hedges. To the left is a crowd removing columns from a crumbling structure and two ships battling in the sea to the right. CPDBM provides a “translation” of the print’s explanation on page 435. Companion piece to BM 5720.

 

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BM 5719
DEN BRITSEN LEOPARD TOT REDEN GEBRACHT [The British Leopard Brought to Reason].
[1780]; s.n., (29.5 x 40 cm)

Engraving featuring numerous people surrounding Catharine II who is in the center; she is roped with a large anchor and several other people including the imperial crown, the Empress, the kings of Sweden and Denmark the king of Prussia and a woman holding up the hat of Liberty. Holding a hoop is the French ambassador and another Frenchman. To the left is a lion, a leopard and an Englishman holding a trident. To the far left is a man described by CPDBM as a pro-English Dutchman with his arm extended. In the background are figures described as “Florida” “Grenada” “St. Vincent” “Dominique” and “North America”; to the far left is a small map with towns labeled “Portsm[outh]” “Byland” and “Lisbon”; CPDBM indicates the subject of the print is contentions that war with England would mean loss of the Dutch colonies. Note: the AAS copy does not have the accompanying text.

 

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BM 5720 copy 1
[EERWARDIGEN NEDERLANDER WORTHY DUTCHMAN] [IX DE TWEEDE OECONOMISCHE PLAAT].
[1780]; s.n., (28.5 x 41.5 cm)

A colored engraving featuring a scene on the sea shore (also featured in BM 5717) with a close-up of the columned structure being taken apart to the far right; above the columns are heavy clouds with streaks of light and six allegorical figures inside of them; one of them is leaning on a chest labeled “Biblia”. In the foreground, to the right, is a lion and a cock atop a dog. Central in the scene is a woman, possibly Britannia, leading a group with sword, helmet and spear. In front of them is an money trunk labeled “Washington Franklin & Co.” pulling money out is a man who appears to be a Dutchman who is having a bag of coins dumped into his apron. To the far left is an additional crowd of men at a stand of spectacles labeled “Oeconomische Brillen” and five other men seen pleading with the man handing out money; some carry documents labeled “Murcia” and “Obligatie”; in the far distance are ships on the water and an allegorical figure, likely Hermes with caduceus flying overhead. Note: AAS does not have accompanying explanatory text. CPDBM provides a “translation” of the print’s explanation on page 441. Companion piece to BM 5717.

 

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BM 5720 copy 2
[EERWARDIGEN NEDERLANDER WORTHY DUTCHMAN] [IX DE TWEEDE OECONOMISCHE PLAAT].
[1780]; s.n., (30.5 x 46.5 cm)

Second uncolored copy of engraving described above. Copy includes separately printed letter-pressed text in Dutch.

 

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BM 5721
[HET TEGENWOORDIG VERWARD EUROPA] [EUROPE IN HER PRESENT DISORDERED STATE] (title supplied by CPDBM)
[1780?]; s.n., (25.5 x 34 cm)

Engraving with printed poem beneath; image features an exterior view with a man and a young Indian child seated on a carved chest which is suspended in the air by a chain attached to the horn of a unicorn in the clouds. Two groups attempt to pull the chest down. To the left is a Dutchman grabbing one of the chest’s legs; next to him is a seated man on a trunk with bags of money and an open account book before him. To the left are France and Spain pulling the leg of Jack, an Englishman. In the distance are several windmills and men milking cows.

  BM 5721a [see Folio]

 

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BM 5724
DE WANHOOPIGE BRITTEN, EN DE VERNOEGDE AMERICANEN, OP DE TYDING VAN DIFFENSIVE ALLIANTIE, ONBEPAALT CONVOY, EN GEWAPENDE NEUTRALITEIT! [The despairing Briton and the content American, at the news of defensive alliance, unlimited convoy, and armed neutrality]
[1780]; s.n., (23 x 39.5 cm)

Central engraving with letterpress text on the left and right columns. The image in the center features George III on a pile of papers with his head on his hands; Lord North is behind the King with hands clasped. In the middle are four Dutchman one showing the others Dutch cloth. In front of them is a Dutchman seated on the ground speaking to a Spaniard. To the left is a Frenchman holding up a canvas with various animals on its surface. In the background is a castle on a hill with a cannon being fired from a rooftop; in the distance is a beach with several Native Americans, one with a spear.

 

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BM 5726 copy 1 and 2
No Title [A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation].
[1780?]; s.n., (26 x 38 cm)

Engraving similar to BM 5472, in reverse, featuring a State of the English nation. Image has a central cow with one his horns being sawed off by an American; to the far left is a Dutchman, a Spaniard and an Frenchman. To the right is a dog urinating on a sleeping lion. In the distance, across a body of water is a ship labeled “Eagle” s well as the city of Philadelphia with two men at a table on the beach. Note: included with the image is part of a German broadside or piece of ephemera labeled “Verklaring”; AAS has two copies of the engraving.

 

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BM 5726a
[State of the English Nation]
[1780?]; s.n., (24 x 31 cm)

An additional engraved version of BM 5726.

 

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BM 5726b
[State of the English Nation]
[1780?]; s.n., (27 x 36 cm)

An additional engraved version of BM 5726 and BM5726a with French text beneath denoting a key of all the figures in the print.

  BM 5728 [See Folio]

 

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BM 5727
[Mal Lui Veut Mal Luit Tourne Dit le Bon Homme Richard]
[1780?]; s.n., (22.5 x 27 cm)

Engraving which faces the same angle as BM 5472; beneath is French text. (Note: there is no name on the ship’s stern). AAS copy has handwritten annotations on the print in French.  

 

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BM 5731
[DEN ENGELSMAN OP ZYN UITERSTE; L’ANGLOIS A TOUTE EXTREMITEZ]
[1780]; A Lyon, chez Nicolas Ciseau, á l’Enseigne des Armes de Bourges, (24.5 x 33 cm)

Engraving with printed enumerated text beneath in French and Dutch. Image above features an Englishman, in a bed vomiting into a bowl being held by a Dutch peasant; his backside is exposed to the viewer. Behind him is a chamber pot. To the right is an apothecary wearing a mask and holding a large syringe. Behind him is an American with feathered headdress. In the doorway to the left are doctors and other apothecaries. To the far right is an open window with ships on a harbor. CPDBM indicates the image is related to the English declaring war on Holland in 1780.

 

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BM 5732
DE VERLOSTE HOLLANDER, OF DE GEDWONGEN DOG [The Liberated Dutchman or the Conquered Dog].
[1780]; s.n., (24.5 x 28.5 cm)

Engraving with Dutch text beneath. Image features a flat landscape, likely Holland, with a path to the right and the ocean to the left. In the far distance are homes and buildings toppling into the water. In the foreground is a bridge with a descending staircase and a woman taking down a sign reading “trak taat von Cromwel [Oliver Cromwell]” with two portraits on the exterior. On the bridge is a Dutchman pointing beneath the bridge; crossing over the bridge is a causeway which has three bodies inside it. Central in the scene is a woman wearing a crown extending a dish to a young lion on a pedestal who is urinating. Behind the pedestal is Justice. To the right is a Frenchman walking a dog who is licking the lion’s excrement. This Frenchman is being followed by a Spaniard who is using bellows underneath his ear. In the foreground is America walking towards a Dutchman with outstretched arms. In the distance to the left are ships on the water and a man kneeling before another Dutchman.

 

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BM 5734a
Le Fameux Courier Anglais.
[1780?]; s.n., (25 x 31 cm)

Engraving with French text beneath which features a postman or postal rider mounted on a horse in full gallop; the man has a letter in one hand and reins in the other. In the distance is a fleet of ships many firing cannons.

 


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