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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after John Bacon, 1740–1799, British
Title:

Lord Chatham Is Represented Holding Cap Of Liberty

Date:
1779
Medium:
Line engraving and stipple engraving
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: "Lord Chatham is represented holding the Cap of Liberty, and leaning on a | Rudder, the Emblem of his Office of Prime Minister. He is looking on the City | with Complacency, and the City is looking up to him, & pointing to the Figure of | Commerce, whom he is receiving into his Protection. The Quarters of the Globe | form the Train of Commerce, & are pouring Plenty into the Lap of Britannia. | The leading Ideas in this Design are evidently these - Lord Chatham's Care of the | Liberty of his Country - his Attention to the Commercial Interests of these Kingdoms, & | the Effect his Administration had on the Affluence & Happiness of the Nation. | Publish'd as the Act directs Nov.12.1779."; lettered, lower left: "John Bacon Invt."; lettered, lower right: "F. Bartolozzi Etch'd."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.19544
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37283
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