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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease) United Kingdom 1990
Reduction Linoleum block print
Printed at Edinburg Printmaking Workshop, 1990
24" x 30" edition: 10.
Mad Cow Disease
Linoleum block print on handmade houshoshi paper
Printer: Nobue Uroshihara Urvil
24"x30" Edition: 20
“O the Roast Beef of Old England,” propagandistic in tendency, depicts the French as a starved, ragged people oppressed by their religion and exposed to ridicule by their affectation.  The engraved title of the plate comes from a nationalistic anti-French song popular during the period.  The following narrative of the print’s origins provided by John Ireland may in some measure account for Hogarth’s attack on the French in this work. _Oxford, England
Source image is William Hogarth's: O the Roast Beef of Old England: The Gate of Calais 1748 Oxford, England
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