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A woman in a feathered headdress and carrying a bow, is quelling a dark-skinned man; representing America. Etching by T. Hancock, 1805.

  • Hancock, Thomas, 1774-1809.
Date
1805
Reference
35401i
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Description

Appears to show America as an indigenous American woman oppressing a black male slave. A tobacco plant (left) , an American alligator, and a mountain range are also included as attributes of America. The central scene is in stipple, while the elaborate surrounding border is etched: the border contains at least seven elements including pearls, spiral ribbon, and leaf-and-berry motifs

Publication/Creation

Birmingham [England] : T. Hancock, 1805.

Physical description

1 print : etching and stipple engraving, eye-shaped

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35401i


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