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William Dent, active 1784–1793, The Free Born Briton or a Perspective of Taxation, 1790
The Free Born Briton or a Perspective of Taxation.
- Etching with watercolor on wove paper
- Sheet: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8in. (25.1 x 35.2cm)
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
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