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John Kay Gallery

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Choose from 18 pictures in our John Kay collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Thomas Paine, English-born American revolutionary, writer and philosopher, c1790 Featured Print

Thomas Paine, English-born American revolutionary, writer and philosopher, c1790

Thomas Paine, English-born American revolutionary, writer and philosopher, c1790. Paine (1737-1809) emigrated to America in 1774, and two years later published an influential 50-page pamphlet titled Common Sense which advocated American independence. After the American Revolution Paine returned to England, where he became a supporter of the French Revolution, which he defended in his The Rights of Man, published in 1791-1792. The book was banned in England and Paine was forced into exile in France. He was elected to the National Convention, but was imprisoned in by Robespierre in 1793 when he criticised his policy of the Reign of Terror. Paine returned to the United States again in 1802, but the unpopularity of the views on religion expressed in his The Age of Reason, written in 1794-1796, led to him being widely ostracised by American society. From Original Portraits by John Kay. (Edinburgh, c1790)

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