Photo: The ass-headed, cow-heart-ed ministry making the British lion give up the
Photo: The ass-headed, cow-heart-ed ministry making the British lion give up the

Photo: The ass-headed, cow-heart-ed ministry making the British lion give up the

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Photograph Description: The ass-headed and cow-heart-ed ministry making the British lion give up the pull Date Created Published: London : Pubd. by J. Barrow, White Lion Bull Stairs side Black Friars Bridge, 1783 May 8. Summary: Print shows the British lion harnessed on one side of 'the pit of ruin' and a spanial (for Spain), a cock (for France), a rattlesnake (for America), and a pug dog (for Holland) harnessed on the other side, pulling against each other; a double-headed eagle (for Russia) is standing on solid ground between them, refusing to favor either side. Four 'ass-headed' ministers council the lion and tug on a rope with which it is muzzled, attempting to turn it away from its ministrations. Notes: Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6229 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. 858. Subjects: Tug of war--1780-1790. Opposition (Political science)--England--1780-1790. International relations--1780-1790. Symbols--1780-1790. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1780-1790. Etchings--British--1780-1790. Rebuses--1780-1790.