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The Head of the Family in Good Humor
The Head of the Family in Good Humor
Date:
1809
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
34.5 x 24.2 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.2295
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

The enlarged head and bust of John Bull looks down on smaller surrounding heads, who complain in turn; from left: Napoleon, 'Ships, colonies and commerce'; an Russian man 'Russian Vengeance attend John Bull', a man with pipe 'I'll eternally smoke him', a man in civilian dress 'Let him tremble at the name of America'; a soldier 'Beware of Prussia', another soldier 'Austria will never pardon him', a spaniard 'Spanish fury overtake him', and a Danish man 'Let him beware of Denmark'; Bull responds 'DOn't make such a riot you little noisy Brats, all your bustle to me is no more than a storm in a chamber pot'.