John Bull Bleeding

 

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John Bull Bleeding

John Bull Bleeding

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This is a poster showing Vansittart and Castlereagh, as surgeons, bleeding coins from the arms of John Bull. The coins are collected by Prince Leopold, Princess Charlotte, a tiny McMahon, a Chinese mandarin, and the gouty Regent. Brougham, stands on the left, pointing a finger at John Bull, saying, "Retrench! Johnny, Retrench! practise [sic] a little more Economy." The poster has the following caption at the bottom, "State physicians bleeding John Bull to death!!"

It was created in London, and  published by F. Sidebotham in 1816.

 
 

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