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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Title:

A Block for the Whigs - or, The new State Whirligig (Poor John Bulls House Plundered at Noon Day)

Date:
1783
Medium:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "Poor John Bull's House plunder'd at Noon Day"; lettered in image: "Tis Liberty, Tis Liberty | Dear Liberty Alone. | Dam'd rough sai- | ling this, I shall never | be able to keep my seat | till the 27th - July"; lettered below image: "A BLOCK for the WIGS - or, the new State Whirligig"; lettered at bottom right of image: "Pub'd May 5th 1783 by W. Humphrey No 227 Strand."; lettered below image: "A BLOCK for the WIGS ___ or, the new State Whirligig."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.12.179
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53874
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