Industry and oeconomy

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“Dock scene, a sign on the wall reads ‘Bell Wharf’: a man in a black coat and hat stands writing, resting the paper on a crate, looking to right at a young man with a neck-tie, who stands beside a man carrying a sack, giving an account, hat in hand, while gesturing to another man who brings a barrel up the steps and talks to a man in a rowing boat, alongside to right, with wife and two children to left.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of another print engraved after the same painting.

  • Printmaker: Darcis, Louis, -1801, printmaker.
  • Title: Industry and oeconomy [graphic] / H. Singleton pinxt. ; Darcis sculpt.
  • Publication: London : [publisher not identified], publishd. March 25, 1800.

Catalog Record

800.03.25.06 Impression 1

Acquired April 2023

A great stream from a petty fountain

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A torrent of taxes gushes from the mouth of Lord Henry Petty, chancellor of the exchequer, emptying into the “Unfathomable Sea of Taxation” in which John Bull is drowning in full view of greedy cormorants representing members of the Grenville ministry which was formed after the death of William Pitt.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, fl. 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: A great stream from a petty fountain, or, John Bull swamped in the flood of new-taxes [graphic] : cormorants fishing in the stream.
  • Published: [London : Pubd. May 1806, by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, 1806].

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Acquired December 2004