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- Object: Bunkers Hill or America's head dress
A lady (three-quarter length) in profile to the right. with the enormous coiffure of 1776-7 grotesquely exaggerated. Her hands are in a muff. Her inverted pyramid of hair supports three quasi-circular redoubts surrounded by cannon on which troops are fighting. On each is a flag large out of all proportion to the soldiers. There are also a train of artillery, and a number of tents. All the men in the redoubts are dressed as British soldiers but are firing point-blank at each other; their three flags are decorated respectively with an ape, with two women holding darts of lightning, and with a goose. 1 March 1776
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Height: 253 millimetres
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
A companion print to BMSat 5335.
Evidently intended to satirize the fighting at Bunker Hill, 17 June 1775. For similar satires on hair-dressing see BMSat 5378, apparently a parody of this print.
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- Associated events
- Associated Event: American Revolution 1776
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