The Bostonians Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring & Feathering
Attributed to Philip Dawe (British, 1745?–?1809)
R. Sayer and J. Bennett (London)
October 31, 1774
Mezzotint and etching
sheet: 14 x 10 1/8 in. (35.6 x 25.7 cm)
plate: 15 9/16 x 10 15/16 in. (39.5 x 27.8 cm)
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image: title; "London. Printed for Rob-t. Sayer & J. Bennett, Map & Printsellers, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 31, Oct-r. 1774"; lower left: "Plate I"
Frank T. Sabin (London); Charles Allen Munn (American, 1859-1924), acquired 1896 from the preceding; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
British Museum Satires 5232A
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, cat. no. 5232A.
Anderson Galleries, New York, Frederic R. Halsey Frederick R. Halsey Collection of Prints. Parts I-XIII Anderson Galleries, New York. 1916–19, Part I, third session, Nov. 3, 1916, p. 87, lot 652 (not MMA copy).
Joan D. Dolmetsch, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Rebellion and reconciliation: satirical prints on the Revolution at Williamsburg. 1976, cat. no. 27.