Contrasted Opinions of Paine's Pamphlet

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TITLE INFORMATION
TitleContrasted Opinions of Paine's Pamphlet
IDENTIFIERS
Legacy IdentifierPaine 75 C76
ASSOCIATED NAMES
creatorByron, Frederick George, 1764-1792
CONTENT DESCRIPTION
AbstractEight public figures are depicted reading excerpts from Rights of Man and reacting to them. Fox, Sheridan and Wollstonecraft are the three supporters of Paine's writings while the rest deplore them.
NoteShortly before the publication of this cartoon, Mary Wollstonecraft published a well-known response to Burke entitled A Vindication of the Rights of Men. Considering this, and following the lead of catalogs at other institutions, we have identified the second figure from the left on the lower row as Mary Wollstonecraft. We offer the viewer the benefit of acknowledging that the figure could have been intended to represent either Helen Maria Williams whose Letters from France (1790–96) strongly extolled French revolutionary ideals, or Catharine Macaulay whose pamphlet response to Burke had also been recently published. The interested researcher is encouraged to explore further.
LanguageEnglish (eng)
Subject (lcsh) Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Rights of man
Subject (lcsh) Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Subject (lcsh) Charlotte, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818
Subject (lcsh) Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Subject (lcsh) Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Subject (lcsh)Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
TypeStillImage
GenrePolitical Cartoons
Formatintaglio, hand-colored
Formatintaglio, hand-colored
ExtentH 25 cm, W 58 cm
Digital Originreformatted digital
Reformatting Qualitypreservation
ORIGIN INFORMATION
Date Issued1791-05-26
Date Modified2012-11-18
PublisherWilliam Holland
PlaceNo. 50 Oxford Street
PlaceEngland
PARENT COLLECTION
TitleColonel Richard Gimbel Collection of Thomas Paine Papers
Call NumberMss.B.P165
URLhttp://amphilsoc.org/collections/view?docId=ead/Mss.B.P165-ead.xml
ACCESS INFORMATION
UseCopyright American Philosophical Society. For reproduction and permission information, see http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/rights.htm

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