Hibernia attended by her brave volunteers exhibiting her commerical freedom
[William] Hincks pinxt et sculpt..
|Main Creator:||Hincks, William, fl. 1773-1797, artist.|
Hibernia [or Erin] is depicted holding up a banner with the words "Free Trade" above her head; she is surrounded by an African, an American Native Indian, and a woman - all of them offering gifts up to her. Two soldiers stand next to a tree watching the scene while ships sail on a stormy sea in the background behind her. Barrels of tobacco lie to her left, her harp and a cornucopia lie at her feet. The free trade banner she is carrying is a reference to the campaign that led to the British Act of 1800 which allowed Ireland to trade with British colonies in America, West Indies and Africa on equal terms with Great Britain. A banner is illustrated under this image with the words "Vincit Amor Patriae" ["Love of Country Conquers"].
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[s.l.] : [s.n.] ; [between ca. 1776 and 1780].
Formerly held at PD HP (1780) 4.
Physical description: 1 print : stipple ; image 24.3 x 20 cm., cropped within plate mark, sheet 27 x 20.2 cm..
Reproduction Note: Neg. no.: 22734.
Attributed to William Hincks, (1752-1797).
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.