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The minister in surprize

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.10019

  • Title (object)

    • The minister in surprize
  • Description

    The words on the tablet held by the demon are "The American Resolves are a Devil of a Dose". The papers on the table are inscribed "New Members" and "Civil List in Arrears". The books on the floor are "American Constitution" and "List of Pensioners". The crocodile and the figure with the head of a skull are absent. The minister is the same except that he has no ribbon and star. The "American Resolves" may be the opposition to the Stamp Act which led to its repeal in 1766. For the succession of resolutions (1765-74) in the Colonies against trade with England see Schlesinger, 'The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution', 1763-76. 1772 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1772
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 173 millimetres
    • Width: 110 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
    Another and probably earlier version of BMSat 4960 reversed.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4964 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Satires British 1772 Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.10019

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) 
Etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching

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