The American rattle snake [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. April 12th, 1782, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand
[12 April 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 36 cm
Notes:
Title from item.
Four lines of verse in two columns on either side of title: Britons within the Yankeean plains ...
Sheet partially trimmed within plate mark.
Maggs; March 2004; Acquisitions no.: 2004-3-16-1.
Matted to 49 x 62 cm.
Abstract:
"An enormous snake, so coiled as to make three circles; from its mouth protrudes a forked fang and a label inscribed: "Two British Armies I have thus Burgoyn'd, And room for more I've got behind." Inside two of the circles are solid squares of British soldiers, while British flags lie on the ground. They represent the armies of Burgoyne and Cornwallis which had been forced to surrender. The last coil, nearest the tail, is empty; on the top of the tail which rears in the air a placard is hung, inscribed "An Apartment to lett for Military Gentlemen." ... In the foreground are stones and foliage, the background is a mountainous landscape ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
American rattlesnake
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Rattlesnakes
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.04.12.03+
Orbis Record:
6539333
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr30616
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
15810051
PID:
digcoll:2781055