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Bibframe Work

Title
Virtual representation, 1775 Virtual representation, 1775
Type
Still Image
Subject
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792.
Quebec Act.
Politics & government--England--1770-1780.
Punishment & torture--Massachusetts--Boston--1770-1780.
Britannia (Symbolic character)--1770-1780.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780.
Intaglio prints--1770-1780.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2004673310
Color Content
black and white
Note
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Print shows Lord Bute aiming a blunderbuss at a man representing colonial America; a member of Parliament, pointing at the American, tells Bute "I give you that man's money for my use", to which the American responds by saying, "I will not be robbed". On the right, blindfolded, Britannia is about to stumble into "The pit prepared for others" while behind her, in the background, "The English Protestant town of Boston" is in flames. On the left kneels a monk holding a gibbet and a cross, behind him stands a Frenchman with sword raised; perched on a cliff and forming the backdrop to Bute, the monk, and the Frenchman, is the city of Qu├ębec.
Authorized Access Point
Virtual representation, 1775