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(REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [After Benjamin Wilson.] The Repeal, or The Funeral of Miss Ame-stamp. Etching, 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches; minimal wear and light toning, mount remnants on verso. [London: Carington Bowles, circa March 1766]
An engraving celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act, with a pro-trade and pro-American message. A group of bumbling Stamp Act supporters mourn the repeal in the foreground; note the dog urinating on the leg of their leader. In the background, several warehouses full of English trade goods are now ready for shipment to America, while a box of "Stamps from America" has just been returned. At least three publishers issued their own versions of this popular cartoon; the present plate is also seen without the caption but with an imprint line from publisher Carington Bowles. Cresswell 624; Fowble 86.
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