Thursday, 11 June 2009

The English Government

Hand coloured etching from 1794 by Jacques-Louis David.

According to the print's caption the English government 'is personified by the figure of a Devil skinned alive, monopolizing commerce and covered with all the Royal decorations. The portrait of the king is located at the rear end of the government which vomits on its people a myriad of taxes which overwhelm them.'

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