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Title
Constitution d'Angleterre
Type
Still Image
Subject
Pitt, William, 1759-1806.
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Great Britain. Parliament.
Constitutions--England--1790-1800.
Liberty--France--1790-1800.
Slavery--England--1790-1800.
Crowns--1790-1800.
Gallows--1790-1800.
Executioners--1790-1800.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Satires (Visual works)--1790-1800.
Etchings--French--Hand-colored--1790-1800.
Language
French
Identified By
Lccn: 2013645276
Color Content
hand colored
Note
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Print shows a critical response to the British political system by showing Prime Minister William Pitt standing on the British crown, which is possibly being flattened by the weight of his authority; he is holding a flag that depicts implements of slavery, and has an executioners axe at his waist on the left and a tobacco pipe on the right, and in his left hand holds the chains of bondage that are connected to King George III, in the foreground on the right, and members of Parliament or members of the working class behind the king and on the left. There is a gallows on the left, a scaffold with an executioner holding an axe on the right, and billowing smoke filling the background.
Authorized Access Point
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, Constitution d'Angleterre