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Title
Taming of the shrew: -Katharine & Petruchio; -The modern Quixotte, or, what you will Taming of the shrew: -Katharine & Petruchio; -The modern Quixotte, or, what you will
Type
Still Image
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1790-1800.
Etchings--Hand-colored--1790-1800.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 99404768
Color Content
multicolored
Note
Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Cartoon shows Catherine II, faint and shying away from William Pitt, who appears as Petruchio, and Don Quixote on horseback (a lean and scarred George III whose authority has been usurped by Pitt), seated behind Pitt are the King of Prussia and a figure representing Holland as Sancho Panza, Selim III kneels to kiss the horse's tail; a gaunt figure representing the old order in France and Leopold II render assistence to Catherine by preventing her from falling to the ground.
Authorized Access Point
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, Taming of the shrew: -Katharine & Petruchio; -The modern Quixotte, or, what you will