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The horse America, throwing his master

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.4599

  • Title (object)

    • The horse America, throwing his master
  • Description

    A horse snorting violently, its head down and hind legs in the air; his rider, George III, has lost his seat and is about to fall head downwards. In his hand is a scourge to each lash of which is attached either a sword, sabre, bayonet, scalping-knife, or axe; he wears the ribbon and star of the Garter. Behind (r.), a French officer walks (r. to left.) towards the horse, carrying a large fleur-de-lys flag over his right. shoulder. Cf. BMSat 5230, and see BMSat 5544-7, 5574. 1 August 1779 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1779
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 183 millimetres
    • Width: 277 millimetres (cut at botton and corners)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Written under the image by Hawkins "Pub. as the Act directs Aug. 1 1779 by Wm White, Angel Court, Westminster", presumably transcribed by him from another complete impression.
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5549 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1779 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.4599

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)   Etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching

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