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Single vellum leaf. "Robert Walpole's Excise Tax": parade of animals representing countries involved; followed by lion (England); reviewing stand left with four continents, bulldog tied to base; two horsemen left front; man with infant at portrait inscribed "Merrot" front center; horse and thrown...

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Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1738

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Guard: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

1976.294

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf etched and painted in gouache; bone sticks; incised bone guards

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes