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- Object: A Society of Patriotic Ladies at Edenton in North Carolina
Satire; a group of women declaring their support for the boycott of tea, plate V from a series satirizing events leading up to the Declaration of Independence by the American colonies.
A woman on the left with her back to the viewer signs a paper labelled 'We the Ladys of Edmonton do hereby solemnly Engage not to Conform to that Pernicious Custom of Drinking Tea, or that we the aforesaid Ladys will not promote ye wear of Manufacture from England untill such time that all Acts which tend to Enslave this our Native Country shall be Repeated'; another sitting opposite is distracted by a soldier who leans in to embrace her as she signs; other women drink punch while a black woman holds a tray; others on the left empty tea caddies; a pissing dog licks an infant playing on the floor. 25 March 1775
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Height: 355 millimetres
Width: 254 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Though no impresions from the series were in the BM collection when George was writing, she describes them from reproductions in R.T. Halsey's 'Boston Port Bill', pp. 277-317; she attributes it tentatively to Dawe.
States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title and 'Plate V. // London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No. 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs 25 March 1775
(ii) date erased and number 377 added [impression with CLB]
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: American Wars of Independence 1775-1783
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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