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Downfal of monopoly in 1800

Downfal of monopoly in 1800

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Title:
Downfal of monopoly in 1800
Description:
Death, the central figure, chases monopolizers who are in headlong flight to the left, shadowed by heavy clouds. Behind him is a statue of Britannia holding spear and cornucopia, the lion beside her dominates the scene. Men and women dance round the pedestal in frantic joy. On the right, in full sunshine, two women and three naked infants rejoice over a loaf inscribed 'Quartern Loaf 8d'. In the background (right) is the shore on which are cattle and sacks, while a fleet of merchant ships approaches.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Date:
August 14, 1800
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Caricatures
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
Subjects:
Death
Skeletons
Chasing
Dance
Britannia (Symbolic character)
Extent:
1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 37 x 49 cm
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Publisher:
No. 101 Strand : R. Ackermann
Notes (date):
Date from item.
Notes:
Title from item.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_03_000715
Barcode:
36666003900020