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Deutsches Fleischermuseum Böblingen [F01568]

James Gillray: The British butcher supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread

James Gillray: The British butcher supplying John-Bull with a substitute for bread (Deutsches Fleischermuseum Böblingen CC BY-NC-SA)
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Description

Der Schlachter mit den Gesichtszügen des britischen Premierministers William Pitt d. J. (1759-1806) hält dem bestürzten John Bull mit den Worten "A Crown, - take it, or leave it" eine Hammelkeule unter die Nase. Die Karikatur bezieht sich auf Proteste gegen überhöhte Brotpreise, die im Herbst 1795 in mehreren englischen Städten aufgeflammt waren.

Inscription

"The British butcher / Supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread, vide message to Lord Mayor / Billy the Butcher's advice to John Bull. / Since Bread is so dear, (and you say you must Eat,) / For to save the Expence, you must live upon Meat; / And as Twelve Pence the Quartern you can't pay for Bread / Get a Crown's worth of Meat, - it will serve in its stead."

Material/Technique

Kupferstich

Measurements

H 34,8 cm; B 25 cm (Blatt)

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Object from: Deutsches Fleischermuseum Böblingen

Im ehemaligen Vogtshaus am Markplatz, einem prächtigen Fachwerkbau aus dem 16. Jahrhundert, werden neben Dokumenten zur Geschichte des Berufsstandes ...

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