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An Irish Union!
  • Isaac Cruikshank
    born: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • An Irish Union!, 1799
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 150 x 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0046

This is an image depicting five men with speech bubbles above their heads. William Pitt is joining the hands of “Paddy” (left) and John Bull (right), representatives for Ireland and England, neither of whom looks happy about the union. Below the image is the text, “An Irish Union! "If there be no great love in the beginning. - Yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance [sic].”