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"More pigs than teats," - or - The new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death

1806
19th century
28.7 cm x 41.1 cm (11 5/16 in. x 16 3/16 in.)

James Gillray (London, 1757 - 1815, London) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, English
Medium and Support: Etching with hand-coloring
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Anonymous gift, 2010
            
               Accession Number:                2010.71             
            
Object Description: In this print, John Bull, the British equivalent of Uncle Sam, is shocked to find numerous ‘piglets’ suckling his already exhausted sow. The greedy claimants are clamoring to reach a teat of the United Kingdom and are sure to suck it dry, making the nation vulnerable to ‘Boney’, slang for Napoleon.

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