Brother Jonathan Administering a Salutary Cordial to John Bull

Amos Doolittle, American, 1754 - 1832


about 1813

Hand-colored etching on paper mounted to cardboard

Sheet: 10 7/8 × 14 7/8 in. (27.6 × 37.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Paul Sample, Class of 1920



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, speech bubble, upper left: "O! don't force me to take it, Brother Jonathan. Give me / Holland [underscored] Gin, French [underscored] Brandy-- any thing but this D--d / Yankee [underscored] Perry [doubled underscored] -- it has already fuddled me.; inscribed, in plate, speech bubble, upper right: Take it, Johnny -- take it I say -- why can't you take it?-- / It will mend your morals [underscored] & your manners [underscored] too, friend Johnny.-; Plague on you, you shall [underscored] swallow it.; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: Yankee-Doodle Scratch't [t in superscript]; inscribed, in plate, lower center: BROTHER JONATHAN Administering [underscored] a Salutary Cordial to JOHN BULL. / Copy Right Secured; Collector's mark, stamped, in black ink, lower left: P [indistinct; unidentified]

Exhibition History

American Intellectual and Cultural History Through the Civil War, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, History 30, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10-September 6, 1992.

Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-March 21, 1976.


Paul Sample, Norwich, Vermont; given to present collection, 1973.

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