Photo, Print, Drawing "Milhous I: Lord of San Clemente, Duke of Key Biscayne, Captain of Watergate"

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Title
"Milhous I: Lord of San Clemente, Duke of Key Biscayne, Captain of Watergate"
Summary
A bust-length caricature of Nixon, resembling Louis XIV, set in a rondel and embellished with a cartouche at the bottom.
Contributor Names
Sorel, Edward, 1929-, artist
Created / Published
1974 Mar. 14 [publication date]
Subject Headings
-  Nixon, Richard M.--(Richard Milhous),--1913-1994
Format Headings
Caricatures--American--1970-1980.
Drawings--American--Color--1970-1980.
Periodical illustrations--American--1970-1980.
Genre
Caricatures--American--1970-1980
Drawings--American--Color--1970-1980
Periodical illustrations--American--1970-1980
Notes
-  Caption label from exhibit "Monstrous Craws...": Contemporary cartoonists who know the history of their profession sometimes seek inspiration in the works of past masters. In the wake of the Watergate scandal, Edward Sorel (b. 1929) portrayed President Richard Nixon as a tyrannical monarch. The motif was first used in America by the British-born cartoonist William Charles (1776-1820), who immigrated to the United States in 1806. During the War of 1812 Charles, who quickly took up the cause of his adopted land, produced this austere and amusing parody of Senator Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts, "Grand Master of the noble order of the Two Cod Fishes." Quincy was highly criticized at the time for arguing against war with England and soon resigned from Congress in the face of such vehement attacks.
-  Title inscribed within image.
-  No copyright information found with item.
-  Signed, lower right: Edward Sorel '74.
-  Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.1214)
-  Sorel's caricature of President Nixon accompanied an article by Richard N. Goodwin entitled, "Dismantling the Presidency: Advise, Consent & Restrain," published in 1974 during the height of the Watergate controversy. The article stated that the presidency was ripe for the abuse of power and advised placing some restraints on presidential powers in light of the Watergate scandal. The image seems to comment on Nixon's apparent belief that as a president, as in a monarchy, he was above suspicion or incrimination.
-  Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).
-  Published as illustration in: "Dismantling the Presidency: Advise, Consent & Restrain" / by Richard N. Goodwin. Rolling Stone, March 14, 1974.
-  Published in: The image of America in caricature & cartoon / Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Fort Worth : The Museum, 1975, p. 180.
-  Exhibited: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, "The Image of America in Caricature & Cartoon," 1976; Library of Congress, "Drawings of Nature and Circumstance," 1979; Library of Congress, "Levine, Osborn and Sorel," 1982.
-  Exhibited: "Monstrous Craws and Character Flaws: Masterpieces of Cartoon Caricature," Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., February 25-July 1998.
-  Exhibited: "Magna Carta : Muse and Mentor" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2014 - Jan. 2015.
Medium
1 drawing : India ink and watercolor on white wove paper sections pieced together, on illustration board ; 46.8 x 35.6 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
SWANN - no. 1665 (C size) [P&P]
Source Collection
Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsc 05884 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.05884
cph 3b52917 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b44039
cph 3b52917 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b44039
Library of Congress Control Number
2009617348
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsc-05884 (digital file from original) LC-USZC4-1413 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-97950 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For information see "Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection ...," http://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/rr/print/res/077_swan.html
Online Format
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Description
1 drawing : India ink and watercolor on white wove paper sections pieced together, on illustration board ; 46.8 x 35.6 cm (sheet) | A bust-length caricature of Nixon, resembling Louis XIV, set in a rondel and embellished with a cartouche at the bottom.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/2009617348
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Sorel, Edward, Artist. "Milhous I: Lord of San Clemente, Duke of Key Biscayne, Captain of Watergate". , 1974. [publication date] Photograph. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2009617348/.

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Sorel, E. (1974) "Milhous I: Lord of San Clemente, Duke of Key Biscayne, Captain of Watergate". , 1974. [publication date] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2009617348/.

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