John Bull triumphant [graphic].

[Later state with verse and labels added].
Publish'd Jany. 4th, 1780, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand
[4 January 1780]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.4 x 35.1 cm, on sheet 27 x 44 cm
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title from item.
Eight lines of verse in two columns on either side of title: The bull see enrag'd, has the Spaniard engag'd ...
Temporary local subject terms: America as an Indian -- France as a Frenchman -- Holland as a Dutchman -- Spain as a Spaniard -- Scotland as a Scotsman -- Holland: cask of gin -- Allusion to Omoa.
Caricatures, ii; 1968 ; Acquisitions no.: 968-9-1-66.
1 print on wove paper : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 36 cm.
Mounted to 37 x 56 cm.; sheet trimmed within plate mark.
"A bull, snorting ferociously, has tossed a Spaniard high in the air, a shower of coins falls from his pockets. The bull is attempting to charge a Frenchman and an American (right), the latter being an Indian brave, holding a spear and wearing a girdle and head-dress of feathers; they shrink back in alarm, the American sheltering behind the Frenchman. But the bull is checked by a Scot in Highland dress, who holds its tail saying, "Luton, a-Ho" (Luton being one of the estates of Bute). Bute's waist is held by North, who says "Bushey Park, a Ho" (North lived at Bushey Park, Lady North being the Ranger of the Park), and North's by Lord Mansfield saying "Caen Wood a Ho" (Caen (or Ken) wood being the estate bought by Mansfield from Bute. Cf. BMSat 4885). In the foreground (left) a Dutchman sits grinning on a cask inscribed "Hollands Gin"; he is about to light his pipe with a burning paper on which is inscribed "? TM", presumably representing the memorials of Yorke, see BMSat 5568. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Harvey, Francis
John Bull (Symbolic character) -- Caricatures and cartoons
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Riviere & Son
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1780
Political cartoons -- England -- 1780
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1780
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
780. Impression 1
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
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Lewis Walpole Library
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