REVOLUTIONARY WAR. A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America. London: for Carrington Bowles, [1774].
Lot 260
REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America. London: for Carrington Bowles, [1774].
US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£ 3,800 - 5,300

Lot Details
REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America. London: for Carrington Bowles, [1774].
Mezzotint on paper, 156 x 116 mm, "217" engraved in the lower left corner, matted, signs of previous mount at corners, otherwise an excellent example.

A particularly rare pre-war mezzotint, which depicts two Bostonians forcing a tarred and feathered customs official to drink from a large teapot. The man has a broken noose around his neck, likely from the background giblet from which a broken rope hangs. Apparently a reference to the January 27, 1774 event where British customs officer, John Malcolm was tarred and feathered, led to a gallows, and forced to drink tea. The American holding the teapot wears a hat with "45" on it, a patriotic symbol referring to the John Wilkes case of 1763. The other man, who holds the end of the noose, has a large bow in his hat which indicates his membership in the Sons of Liberty. Cresswell 668.
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