Photo: Wise Men of Gotham, Their Goose, 1776, England, John Stuart Bute, America
Photo: Wise Men of Gotham, Their Goose, 1776, England, John Stuart Bute, America

Photo: Wise Men of Gotham, Their Goose, 1776, England, John Stuart Bute, America

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Photograph Description: The wise men of Gotham and their goose Date Created Published: London : Pubd. by W. Humphrey, Gerrard Street Soho, 1776 Feby. 16th. Summary: Print shows Lord Bute, with sword raised, about to cut the head off the goose 'who laid each day an egg of gold' representing British policies toward the American colonies. A corpulant bishop is sitting in the foreground observing, other men hold the goose down or observe from the background. Notes: Title from item. Call number assigned by P&P staff. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, p. 216 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection . Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1975, no. 695. Subjects: Bute, John Stuart,--Earl of,--1713-1792. Geese--England--1770-1780. Politics & government--England--1770-1780. Government policy--England--1770-1780. Legislators--England--1770-1780. Bishops--England--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780. Mezzotints--British--1770-1780.