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Title
A political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766 political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766
Type
Still Image
Subject
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792.
Physiognomy--England--1760-1770.
Heads (Anatomy)--1760-1770.
Public speaking--England--1760-1770.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1760-1770.
Etchings--British--1760-1770.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2004672614
Color Content
black and white
Note
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Print shows the Earl of Bute holding up a bust of William Pitt as the starting point of his lecture on "Heads and No Heads"; on a table before him and on a shelf to the left are several busts identified by number with corresponding descriptions in the printed caption. A woman assistant, on the left, says "I hand them in" and the devil, on the right holding a burning candle in one hand and a candlesnuffer in the other, says "I hand them off", two extinguished candles sit on the table. Nine men form the audience in the foreground, each utters a comment, such as, "Good Lord deliver us", "A good Exhibition this", "Yes, the Characters are well drawn", and "My, all Birds of a Feather".
Authorized Access Point
political, anatomical, satirical, lecture on heads and no heads; as exhibited at St. J--ms's 1766