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Illustration, lettered "C", to "A Justification of the Present War against the United Netherlands", 1672. A print in four parts: top left, a coin with Britannia seated on a globe holding a staff with an eagle and lettered "IMPERAT SC/BRITANNIA" derived from the Britannia sestertius of Antoninus Pius; top right, another coin with Edward IV in a ship, a version of the gold ryal or rose-noble of Edward IV, struck in 1464-70; lower left, the British lion crouching with its tail cut off and three crowns upside down over its head, lettered "Devictis Anglis: P.B.F.F."; lower right; four dogs (also representing Britain) with their ears and tails cut off bark at Dutch peasant, lettered "P.B.F.F./Devictis Anglis latrant non Mordent". 1672
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Height: 166 millimetres
Width: 154 millimetres
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- One of a group of illustrations to to Stubbe's "Justification" and "Further Justification", 1852,0424.70-76. Sherwin's name appears on several of these.
In 1672 Britannia first appeared on the back of copper coins of Charles II..
Stephens does not describe this impression with the coins at the top of the sheet. The images in the lower part of the sheet relate to a print described by Samuel Collins in "The Present State of Russia", 1671 (Chapter 6, quoted by Stephens): "The Hollanders have another advantage, by rendring the English cheap and ridiculous by their lying Pictures and libelling Pamphlets; this makes the Russian think us a ruined nation. They represent us by a Lyon painted with three Crowns reversed, and without a tayl: and by many Mastive Dogs, whose ears are crop'd and tayls cut off. With many such scandalous prints, being more ingenious in the use of their Pencils than Pens. These stories take much with the barbarous people, when nobody is present to contradict them."
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- Associated Event: Third Anglo-Dutch War 1672-1674
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Associated Title: A Justification of the Present War against the United Netherlands (1672/73)
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