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Liberty.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Bickham, G. J.; Champion, J.
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1738
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 13 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Monochrome engraving with a poem to Liberty decorated with a dove and a dolphin made from curlicue flourishes. "O Liberty! thou Goddess heav'nly bright; Profuse of Bliss, & pregnant with Delight! Eternal pleasures in thy Presence reign, And smiling Plenty leads thy wanton Train. Eas'd of her Load, Subjection grows more light, And Poverty looks chearful [cheerful] in thy Sight: Thou mak'st the gloomy Face of Nature gay, Giv'st Beauty to the Sun, & Pleasure to the day."


AF-DB-1506

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