Le Boureau

Le Boureau

The Executioner

Book - 1798 | French
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This hand-painted etching depicts George Tierney dressed as an executioner. He is examining a guillotine and is surrounded by a crowd of liberty-capped citizens. Tierney became a prominent opponent of William Pitt the Younger, who raised taxes to pay for war against France and cracked down on radicalism. Pitt accused Tierney of being unpatriotic and a duel ensued although neither was injured.
Publisher: [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1798.
Characteristics: 1 image file : digital, JPEG.
Additional Contributors: Gillray, James - Illustrator

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