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Bibframe Work

Title
The closet closet
Type
Still Image
Subject
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792.
Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785.
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793.
Yorke, Charles, 1722-1770.
McCrea, Jane, 1753-1777.
Politics & government--England--1770-1780.
Atrocities--United States--1770-1780.
Scalping--United States--1770-1780.
Indians of North America--War--1770-1780.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Moral & ethical aspects.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780.
Aquatints--British--1770-1780.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2004673348
Color Content
black and white
Note
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Print shows in vignette, top right, George III in his secret chamber, "the closet", with Lord Bute, to whom the Devil whispers, Lord Germain, and Lord Mansfield; on the bottom right, a man holds a pistol to his head, another, Charles Yorke, lies on the ground, dying, a headless man holds a paper "An hble Address from the Loyal Town of Manchester ...", and a fourth figure, a fool, is carrying two firebrands and arrows. In the center are incidents of shipping detrimental to the British. On the left are four vignettes, at top, the murder of Jane McCrea by Natives, beneath is another vignette showing atrocities by Natives, roasting a man on a spit, beneath that shows General Burgoyne leading troops at the surrender to Gates at Saratoga, and on the bottom, Scottish troops and mercenaries fleeing.
Authorized Access Point
closet