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The Closet

Artist:
Anonymous, British, 18th century
Publisher:
John Williams (active London, 1762–79)
Date:
January 28, 1778
Medium:
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 1/16 x 14 11/16 in. (23 x 37.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Huntington, 1883
Accession Number:
83.2.1030
Not on view
Six scenes that comment on the American Revolution appear here in different compartments. The imagery suggestes that tyranny, military failures and atrocities have resulted from the influence of John Stuart, the Earl of Bute, Lord Mansfield and Lord Germain on George III.
Inscription: in plate: "Bute inv." "Germaine ext." "Mansfield sculp."
William Henry Huntington; Donor: William Henry Huntington
British Museum Satires 5470
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, vol. V, no. 5470.

Joan D. Dolmetsch, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Rebellion and reconciliation: satirical prints on the Revolution at Williamsburg. 1976, cat. no. 40.

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