Jul 09, 2020 - Sale 2540

Sale 2540 - Lot 372

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
GILLRAY, JAMES. Britania's Assassination. Or__The Republicans Amusement. Hand-colored etching on partially watermarked "Fellows" wove paper. 10x14 1/4 inches sheet size, ample margins outside of the platemark; verso extensively annotated in pencil. BM Satires 5987. London: E. D'Archery, 1782 [or after]

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Losing the American colonies in the Revolutionary War left Great Britain's powers greatly reduced, a reality satirized here by the dismantled statue of Britannia - a Native American figure makes off with the effigy's head and left arm.