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Anti-Saccharrites, —or—John Bull and His Family Leaving Off the Use of Sugar,

Etching with hand coloring on wove paper

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Plate): 319 x 408 mm (12.6 x 16.1 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 247 x 351 mm (9.7 x 13.8 in.)

Unsigned; inscribed, lower center: name of publisher and date of March 27, 1792

Edition: Published 27 March 1792 by Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street

Accession number: 1962.51.4

Purchase funds, 1962

The image depicts George III and Henrietta-Maria encouraging their daughters to forego sugar in their tea; this is a satire on the boycott of sugar as a protest against the slave trade.

Bibliography: Wright pp. 140–141; BM Sat 8074

Work Type: print

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