Detail View: JCB Political Cartoons: JOHN WILKES, Esq.

Accession number: 
14600-1
Call number: 
DD Drake 3174 c.2
Title: 
JOHN WILKES, Esq.
Place: 
Boston
Date: 
1769
Image technique: 
Woodcut
Image dimensions: 
12.4 x 8.9 cm., image
Narrative description: 
Images include: John Wilkes, crowned with laurel, supported by Britannia as Minerva and by Hercules, who treads upon the "serpent of envy." A cupid carries a liberty cap and the books, "Lockes Works" and "Sidney on Government," lie open.
References: 
Not in BM. Cresswell, American revolution, no. 234.
Notes: 
Frontis. to Bickerstaff's Boston Almanac, 1769. Wilkes supported the American cause and was among the leaders of the opposition to the King's ministers in Parliament. Image is described by text on verso.
Subject: 
Tension between Britain and the American colonies.
Normalized date: 
1769