The Old Print Shop

Retribution; - Tarring & feathering; - or - The Patriots Revenge.

  • ARTIST: James Gillray

  • PUBLISHER: Pubd. Novr. 26th 1795 by H. Humphrey, New Bond Street

  • MEDIUM: Etching,

    DATE: 1795 c.1835.

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size 13 7/8 x 9 7/8" (35.1 x 25 cm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: In this image the Prime Minister of England, William Pitt is shown being tarred and feathered by radical sympathizers Charles James Fox, MP (on right) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, MP dumping feathers out of a French "Libertas" or Liberty Cap. Although not American, the subject matter is certainly taken from the Revolutionary War in the American colonies and the French Revolution.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Small tear in upper left corner.