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Creator:
James Gillray, 1756–1815
Title:

French Liberty - British Slavery

Date:
1792
Materials & Techniques:
Etching, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image, upper left: "'O', Sacre Dieu! vat blessing be de Liberte, | Vive le Assemblé Nationale! no more Tax! | no more Slavery! all Free Citizen! ha hah! | by Gar, how ve live! ve svim in de Milk & Honey!'"; upper right: "'Ah! this cursed Ministry! they'll ruin | us, with their damn'd Taxes! | why, Zounds! they're making Slaves of | us all, & Starving us to Death!'"; lower center: "Js. Gy. desn. et fect. pro bono publico"; lettered below image, lower left: "FRENCH LIBERTY."; lower center: "London. Pubd December 21st, 1792. by H. Humphrey No 18 Old Bond Street"; lower right: "BRITISH SLAVERY."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.957
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:44087
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