The Brazen Image erected on a Pedestal wrought by Himself
- Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 17 1/8 × 10 3/4 inches (43.5 × 27.3 cm), Plate: 16 × 9 3/4 inches (40.6 × 24.8 cm), Image: 15 × 9 1/4 inches (38.1 × 23.5 cm)
Inscription on verso in graphite: illegible
Lettered in image: "That Brass countenance | of his never shone with more conspicuous confidence, one | would think he was in the very | act of proposing a new Tax. | There's a Monumnet of Intergrity, | his works not only follow; but | support him, Nebuchadnazzar's | Brazen Image was nothing to it, | nor his people half so Idoltrous. | Odzooks there's the dear | Image, - the promotor of our | Union, and i suppose that there | Writing there, is the account of all | his wonderful Works. | Why Mr. Bull? I thought he | was the greatest Man we ever | had, but it's all Bodder, why | by St Patrick, Mr. O'Briend (the | Irish Giant) would make six of him. | Sic itur ad astra | INCOME TAX | Hair Powder | Horse Duty | Tax | on | Beer |Armorial | Bearings | Tax | on | Malt | Additional | House Tax | Additional | Window Tax | Hat | Duty | Tax | on | Shopmen | Shop | Tax | Servant | Tax | War | of | Extermination | INCREASE OF NATIONAL DEBT | 250-000-000"; lettered below image: "Pub'd May 29 1802 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly | Folios of Caricatures lent out for the Evening | THE BRAZEN IMAGE erected on a PEDESTAL wrought by HIMSELF."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by Charles Williams, active 1796–1830, British, The Brazen Image erected on a Pedestal wrought by Himself, 1802
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