Detail View: JCB Political Cartoons: THE POOR BLACKS GOING TO THEIR SETTLEMENT

Accession number: 
31356
Title: 
THE POOR BLACKS GOING TO THEIR SETTLEMENT
Place: 
[London]
Publisher: 
Pubd. as the Act directs for the Proprietor by E. Macklin, No. 9. Haymarket
Date: 
1787. Jany 12
Image technique: 
Etching, colored
Image dimensions: 
19.6 x 36.7 cm. (image)
Narrative description: 
Satire of the Prince of Wales and his friends. Images include: Prince of Wales as a black man in a feathered dress; Charles James Fox as a black man ; Frederick, Lord North as a black woman; Lord George Gordon as a black man; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, with a stick. George Hanger with a cockaded hat and Edmund Burke as black men in debtor's prison.
References: 
BM 7127
Notes: 
Continuation of imprint statement: "... of may be had the new, very popular and comprehensive Print, entitled: The French Treaty Reviewed &c &c" Confuses or conflates transportation of British convicts to Botany Bay, Australia, with the attempt to resettle free blacks in Sierra Leone in April 1787.
Subject: 
British political scene
Normalized date: 
1787