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Politicians in boat with sail labelled "Fanatismo"

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Roveredo; Frammasoni
Place made: Italy
Date made: 1799
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 9 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in
Nomenclature: cartoons
Classification: whales

Hand-colored engraving depicting a sea scene with three men and a deshabille woman carrying a double-headed axe in a ship. The sail, labeled "Fanatismo", is torn, and the flag on the ship is marked "[?] razza a morte". At left and at right, islands of onlookers watch the scene from the background. Above, a winged male figure holding a shield with coats of arms emblazoned upon it blows on the sail. Whales approach the ship from the water. Text in Italian printed in lower margin.