Allegory depicting the death of liberty in Europe and its new home in America; a temple, lettered "Libert. Americ.", stands on a distant shore beyond which stretches a fertile landscape; in the foreground, to left, Father Time casts flowers on the remnants of Athens, Rome and Florence, while on the right, a figure representing British liberty lies on a tomb mourned by seventeenth-century republicans Algernon Sidney, Milton, Andrew Marvell, and John Locke, and Barry himself; a man with shackled ankles stands in front of the tomb with a tattered copy of Habeas Corpus protruding from his coat. 1776 Etching and aquatint in brown ink
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Using this image
To license images for charged-for journals and publications, and other commercial uses, please contact British Museum Images.
Contact BM images
The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.
Download this image
If you cannot see an image that you want on the British Museum website, you can order new photography from us.
Order new image