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Creator:
William Dent, active 1784–1793
Title:
The Free Born Briton or a Perspective of Taxation.
Date:
1790
Medium:
Etching with watercolor on wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8in. (25.1 x 35.2cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Published as the Act Directs by W.Dent February 3, 1790-(bottom middle within image); Title: THE FREE BORN BRITON OR A PERSPECTIVE OF TAXATION. From top to toe all o'er strick full with Taxes grievous, poor John Bull,/By Acts of State so strictly bound, Pays Shillings fourteen in the Pound;/Should Taxes new the rest Surprise, Like shop Tax, Stamps and laws excise,/John must sink beneath the evil Or lick them all to the Devil.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.1729
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:42590
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