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Maker(s):Woodward, George Moutard; Cruikshank, Isaac
Culture:British (circa 1760-1809); British (circa 1756-1811)
Title:A Voluntary Victim to Patriotism!!
Date Made:1797-02-18
Materials:etching with hand-coloring
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:mount: 13 13/16 in x 10 7/8 in ; 35.1 cm x 27.6 cm; sheet: 10 7/16 in x 7 7/16 in ; 26.5 cm x 18.9 cm; image: 8 13/16 in x 6 7/8 in ; 22.4 cm x 17.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.31
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

George, No. 9126
A plainly dressed man sits in a bare room, gazing before him with a distraught stare, his elbow resting on a small table on which is a lighted candle. In his r. hand is a paper inscribed "National Debt", and "Carried over." His l. arm rests on a paper inscribed "[T]axes Windows Hats Candles Soap Teas and Carried over." The window is bricked up (to save the window tax). On the wall are two bills headed respectively "Excise" and "Stamps." Under the table sits a cat.
An eccentric apothecary of Gloucestershire, to show his antipathy to Pitt and the window tax (see No. 6634, &c.), blocked up every window in his house but one which lighted his shop, using rush-lights elsewhere.

(from George, vol. VII)

caricatures; humor; interiors; men; money; satire; text; windows

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