The American rattle snake [graphic].
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- The American rattle snake [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- American rattlesnake
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [12 April 1782]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. April 12th, 1782, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand
"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
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.
Matted to 49 x 62 cm.
- 1 print : sheet 26 x 36 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1782
Etchings England London 1782
- etching ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1782
England > London > 1782
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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