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King Cotton Bound; Or, the Modern Prometheus, 1861
18" x 24"
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King Cotton Bound; Or, the Modern Prometheus, 1861--Giclee Print

King Cotton Bound; Or, the Modern Prometheus, 1861

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King Cotton Bound Or The Modern Prometheus King Cotton is represented as Prometheus who firegiver and champion of the people is condemned by Jupiter to be bound to a rock for eternity Every day an eagle will tear at his liver and every night his liver will regrow His suffering will never end After President Lincoln blockaded the ports of the Southern States their main export cotton could not get through Britain at this time imported most of its cotton from the United States and would shortly start to feel the pinch The eagle tearing at Prometheuss liver represents both Southern and Northern States as illustrated by the number of stars on its wings Thus both sides are responsible for the distress caused by the cotton not being able to leave port From Punch or the London Charivari November

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
Product ID: 34959715496A
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