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Virtual representation, 1775

Virtual representation, 1775

Item Information

Title:
Virtual representation, 1775
Description:
Bute aims a blunderbuss at an American gentleman with a club while Britannia falls into "the Pit Prepared for Others." In the background, Roman Catholic Quebec sits serenely on the hill while "the English Protestant Town of Boston" is in flames.
Date:
April 1, 1775
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Political cartoons
Engravings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
American related cartoons, BM 5284 - BM 5476 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Americana Collection
Subjects:
Politics & government
Punishment & torture
Firearms
Britannia (Symbolic character)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Places:
CanadaQuebec (province)
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
United Kingdom
Extent:
1 print : engraving, color ; 10 x 12 in.
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Notes:
Title from item.
References: British Museum number 5286. American Revolution in Drawings and Prints number 683.
Language:
English
Accession #:
11_03_000001