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Creator:
Print made by William Dent, active 1784–1793
Published by William Dent, active 1784–1793
Title:
Spirit of Aristocracy enforcing Reform, or, The Rights of Kings maintained
Date:
1792
Medium:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 × 18 7/8 inches (33 × 47.9 cm) and Image: 10 × 16 1/2 inches (25.4 × 41.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: Whatman Turkey Mill

Lettered in image: "Liberty! Ah, ah, ah, there's no | such thing in my Dominions, | and so you may find | Cock - present - fire - off with it, Huzza! | now cut the Strumpets tail off for I have oft | experienced Freedom to be, | tho' a pleasing | a dangerous Thing | DEMOC| RACY | There, I have made a | good Woman of you | Let the hardened | Wretch see and be dam'ed | I am for wholesome | Freedom | She was getting too | much ahead | Dam' me | We were a pretty | K__ of Clouts to | suffer such dorings | If she dares to stir | I'll split her to pieces | RUSSIAN | DANISH | SWEDISH | TREIERS | SPANISH | MONARCHAL | PROFESSOR | AND | CONFES | SON | SARDINIAN | IMPERIAL | The largest Bore in all Europe | PRUSSIAN | BRITISH | GERMANIC | SPIRIT OF ARISTOCRACY enforcing REFORM, | OR, the RIGHTS of KINGS maintained. | Pub' by W. Dent Jun 23 1792"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2019.17.14
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:81880
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