The South Sea Bubble, 1720

Seven of Diamonds

Creator/Contributor:
attributed to Bowles, Carington, associated name, publisher
Creation Date:
1721
Description:
One of 52 playing cards satirizing the South Sea Bubble of 1720. "Imprint supplied from Catherine P. Hargrove, A history of playing cards." Cf. Kress Lib.
Extent:
90 x 59 mm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
engravings (prints)
playing cards
Subjects:
South Sea Company
men (male humans)
financial crises
business panics
clergy
satire (artistic device)
Culture:
British, English
Style Period:
British
Materials/Techniques:
engraving (printing process)
hand coloring
Notes:
Inscription: Three Rev'rend Teachers, mutually agree / To venture just one Thousand in South Sea / Thus Stock they bought, by Tyths, turn'd into Gold / And fear will fetch them, but a Tyth when Sold
Repository:
Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Record ID:
8001625457_urn-3:HBS.BAKER:228058
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/8001625457/urn-3:HBS.BAKER:228058/catalog