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A POLITICAL LESSON.

September 7, 1774
Origin: England, London
OH: 15" x OW: 11"; Plate H: 14 1/4" x W: 10"
Black and white mezzotint engraving
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1960-128
The lower margin reads: "J. Dixon invent et fecit/ Published 7, Sep.r 1774./ A POLITICAL LESSON."

On a lonely country road, a storm brewing overhead, a rearing angry horse has thrown its rider to the ground. Under his head is a portion of a milestone indicating that Boston is six miles away; above, a signpost points to Salem. The rider presumably represents General Gage on his journey to Salem to meet with the rebellious colony throwing off the new challenge to its freedom.

Provenance:Ex coll: H. Dunscombe Colt. Other known copies: Halsey collection at Brown; Peel collection at the Morgan library.