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The Tree of Liberty, —with the Devil Tempting John Bull

18th century
361 x 268 mm (14.2 x 10.6 in.)

James Gillray, British (English), (1757–1815)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching with hand coloring on wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Published 23 May 1798 by Humphrey, 27 James’s Street
Marks: Signed in plate, lower center: “Js. Gy. inv. & ft.”; inscribed, lower left: date and name of publisher
Bibliography: Wright, pp. 140–141; BM Sat 8074.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1962
Accession Number: 1962.51.6

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  • caricatures - Use for representations, often portraits, that exaggerate certain features or characteristics to humorous or ludicrous effect. [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • Devil - From TGM:
  • political caricature
  • politics

  • sheet Dimensions: 361 x 268 mm (14.2 x 10.6 in.)

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