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Creator:
Anthony Walker, 1726–1765, British
Title:

Britannia in Distress

Additional Title(s):

Britannia in Distress Under a Tott'ring Fabrick with a Cumberous Load

Date:
1756
Medium:
Pen and gray ink, gray wash, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 × 8 1/2 inches (32.1 × 21.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "D3010"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Extensively lettered inside image; lettered upper center: "80,000,000 | Tottring | The State | Languid"; upper center: "America Neglected, Trade Not Protected"; lower center: Publick Credit | Trade"; extensive lettering depicted in spoken captions

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5393
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegory | Classical | columns | Corinthian | credit | crowd | crumbling | heavy | historical subject | holding | men | pedestals | personification | pulling | religious and mythological subject | roof | rope | trade | wealth | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14835
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