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La Bonnet-Rouge; - or - John Bull Evading the Hat Tax.

  • ARTIST: James Gillray

  • PUBLISHER: Pub. April 5th 1797 by H. Humphrey New Bond Street, & St. James's Street.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1797.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 14 1/4 x 10 3/8" (36.2 x 26.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Plate 169. John Bull says, "Wounds, when Measter Billy sees I in a Red-Cap, how will he stare! - egad; I thinks I shall cook'en at last. - Well if I could but once get a cockade to my Red Cap, & a bit of a Gun, - why, I thinks I should make a good stockey Soldier." <br><br> Behind John Bull is the store 'Billy-Black-soul. Hatter, & Sword-Cutler. Licenced to deal in hats and swords." On the ground is a poster reading, 'List of cats killed for making skin caps. 20000 red. 5000 Tabl...' <br><br> The English government had put a new tax into place to bring in revenue. It


  • CONDITION: Good condition, tipped onto backing paper at the corners.