Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1782.) [Gillray, James.] Britania's Assassination, or the Republican's Amusement. Engraving, 10 1/2 x 15 inches; minor foxing. London: Elizabeth D'Archery, 10 May 1782

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The British mood has changed in the sixteen months since the previous print was issued. Here a statue of Britannia has been dismantled by France, Spain, and Holland. An American Indian absconds with the statue's arm and head, while a British leader proclaims "He that fights & runs away, may live to fight another day." Cresswell 818.