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Tax Collector Collection

In the 1700s, Carolina colonists took a stand against oppressive taxation, refusing to pay their dues

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s

Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s
Tax-collector beaten off by an angry Carolina colonist. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

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Background imageTax Collector Collection: KMSKA Lukas Van Reymerswale M

KMSKA Lukas Van Reymerswale M
Van Reymerswale M 0244 004

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1530. Creator: Marinus van Reymerswaele

The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1530. Creator: Marinus van Reymerswaele
The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1530

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8625901

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The payment of the gabelle, miniature taken from the Justinian Code (Codex Justinianus)

The payment of the gabelle, miniature taken from the Justinian Code (Codex Justinianus)
AIS5384170 The payment of the gabelle, miniature taken from the Justinian Code (Codex Justinianus), a collection of laws and institutions written under the Roman emperor Justinian I of Byzantium

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8626876

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Creator: Bossche, Balthasar van den (1681-1715)

Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Creator: Bossche, Balthasar van den (1681-1715)
Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Private Collection

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Merchant and his Wife;The tax collector and his wife, 1540. Creator: Marinus van Reymerswaele

The Merchant and his Wife;The tax collector and his wife, 1540. Creator: Marinus van Reymerswaele
The Merchant and his Wife;The tax collector and his wife, 1540

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Sketches in Madrid: the 'Octroi' at the entrance to Madrid, 1876. Creator: C.R

Sketches in Madrid: the "Octroi" at the entrance to Madrid, 1876. Creator: C.R
Sketches in Madrid: the "Octroi" at the entrance to Madrid, 1876....the ordinary aspects of life in Madrid...manner of collecting the "octroi, " or town tolls

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Tobosaku, Miura Daisuke Yoshiaki, and the Son of Urashima Taro Drinking Wine, 1873

Tobosaku, Miura Daisuke Yoshiaki, and the Son of Urashima Taro Drinking Wine, 1873. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Tobosaku, Miura Daisuke Yoshiaki, and the Son of Urashima Taro Drinking Wine, 1873. TobosakuDongfang Shuo), Miura Yoshiaki and Urashima Taro, all three lived long

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Tithe Collection in Skåne, 1865. Creator: Bengt Nordenberg

Tithe Collection in Skåne, 1865. Creator: Bengt Nordenberg
Tithe Collection in Skane, 1865

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Pharisee and the Publican, 1661. Creator: Barent Fabritius

The Pharisee and the Publican, 1661. Creator: Barent Fabritius
The Pharisee and the Publican, 1661

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Jesus Calling Zacchaeus from Geistliche Auslegung des Lebens Jesu...c. 1485...assembled 1929

Jesus Calling Zacchaeus from Geistliche Auslegung des Lebens Jesu...c. 1485...assembled 1929
Jesus Calling Zacchaeus from Geistliche Auslegung des Lebens Jesu Christi (The Spiritual Interpretation of the Life of Christ), Plate 15 from Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century, c

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Tax collection, 1862-1887. Creator: Mikhail Znamensky

Tax collection, 1862-1887. Creator: Mikhail Znamensky
Tax collection, 1862-1887. From an album of 32 original watercolors from the library of Tsar Nicholas II. The subjects include scenes from Tobol'sk, Berezov, Obdorsk (present-day Salekhard)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Payment of the Tithes (known as Village Lawyer), between 1617 and 1622. Artist: Brueghel

The Payment of the Tithes (known as Village Lawyer), between 1617 and 1622. Artist: Brueghel
The Payment of the Tithes (known as Village Lawyer), between 1617 and 1622. From a private collection

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Chamberlain and his assistants before the Virgin, 1489 (painting on wood)

The Chamberlain and his assistants before the Virgin, 1489 (painting on wood)
885904 The Chamberlain and his assistants before the Virgin, 1489 (painting on wood) by Cozzarelli, Guidoccio di Giovanno (1450-1517); Archivio di Stato, Siena

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The chamberlain and a writer in their office (painting on wood)

The chamberlain and a writer in their office (painting on wood)
885887 The chamberlain and a writer in their office (painting on wood) by Italian School, (14th century); Archivio di Stato, Siena

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The tribute money, 17th century (oil on canvas)

The tribute money, 17th century (oil on canvas)
7129481 The tribute money, 17th century (oil on canvas) by Preti, Mattia (Il Calabrese) (1613-99); Palazzo Corsini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: The tribute money)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: 'Two Usurers';from the picture by Marius Van Romerswael, c. 1550. 1890. Creator: Unknown

"Two Usurers";from the picture by Marius Van Romerswael, c. 1550. 1890. Creator: Unknown
" Two Usurers" ; from the picture by Marius Van Romerswael, c.1550. 1890

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Tax Collector, cover of a box of playing cards depicting the central figures of a village, c

The Tax Collector, cover of a box of playing cards depicting the central figures of a village, c
CHT293669 The Tax Collector, cover of a box of playing cards depicting the central figures of a village, c.1870 (colour engraving) by Coudert, B

Background imageTax Collector Collection: L evaluation des impots (Les parents sont accables, un autre homme se plaint aupres du percepteur)

L evaluation des impots (Les parents sont accables, un autre homme se plaint aupres du percepteur)
FIA5371578 L evaluation des impots (Les parents sont accables, un autre homme se plaint aupres du percepteur, les enfants le devisagent avec mefiance)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Les collecteurs d impot. (The Tax Collectors) Peinture de Quentin Metsys (ou Quinten Matsys)

Les collecteurs d impot. (The Tax Collectors) Peinture de Quentin Metsys (ou Quinten Matsys) (1466-1530)
FIA5381275 Les collecteurs d impot. (The Tax Collectors) Peinture de Quentin Metsys (ou Quinten Matsys) (1466-1530), huile sur bois, vers 1520. Art primitif flamand, 16e siecle

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Jesus Christ and Zacchaeus the tax collector (engraving)

Jesus Christ and Zacchaeus the tax collector (engraving)
7172464 Jesus Christ and Zacchaeus the tax collector (engraving) by European School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jesus Christ and Zacchaeus the tax collector (luke 19)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Zaccheus the publican (colour litho)

Zaccheus the publican (colour litho)
7153791 Zaccheus the publican (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Zaccheus the publican)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: 'The Great Plague of London'(engraving)

"The Great Plague of London"(engraving)
7178062 " The Great Plague of London" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (engraving)

Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (engraving)
7172460 Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (engraving) by European School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Peasants in the Office of two Tax Collectors (oil on panel)

Peasants in the Office of two Tax Collectors (oil on panel)
7085117 Peasants in the Office of two Tax Collectors (oil on panel) by Massys or Metsys, Quentin (c.1466-1530) (workshop of); 78.5x94 cm; Private Collection; Netherlandish, out of copyright

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Plate 1: the Calling of Saint Matthew, 1678. Creator: Giuseppe Maria Mitelli

Plate 1: the Calling of Saint Matthew, 1678. Creator: Giuseppe Maria Mitelli
Plate 1: the Calling of Saint Matthew, 1678. Bononiensium Pictorum Celebrioris Gloria Quaedam Sacrae Icones Delineatae Incisae et Tantae Artis Amatoribus Dicatae A Josepho M.a Mitello Pictore

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, c. 1910 (colour litho)

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, c. 1910 (colour litho)
KW441411 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, c.1910 (colour litho) by Adams, Frank (1871-1944); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Opening of the Budget or John Bull Giving his Breeches to Save his Bacon

Opening of the Budget or John Bull Giving his Breeches to Save his Bacon
HSC185233 Opening of the Budget or John Bull Giving his Breeches to Save his Bacon, published November 17th, 1796 (coloured engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Bank of England, London

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Bishop of Tournai receiving the Tithe of Beer granted by King Chilperic

The Bishop of Tournai receiving the Tithe of Beer granted by King Chilperic
STC214444 The Bishop of Tournai receiving the Tithe of Beer granted by King Chilperic, after a window of the Cathedral of Tournai (litho) (b/w photo) by Flemish School

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Jesus eating at the house of the tax collector, Zacchaeus and the Entry into Jerusalem

Jesus eating at the house of the tax collector, Zacchaeus and the Entry into Jerusalem
MMT465718 Jesus eating at the house of the tax collector, Zacchaeus and the Entry into Jerusalem, miniatures from the Gospel of Luke (vellum) by French School

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Senior Civil Servant Collecting Taxes, illustration from a description of Embassies to

Senior Civil Servant Collecting Taxes, illustration from a description of Embassies to
STC89241 Senior Civil Servant Collecting Taxes, illustration from a description of Embassies to China, 1690 (engraving) by English School

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Wat Tyler giving the tax collector a blow

Wat Tyler giving the tax collector a blow
LLM456230 Wat Tyler giving the tax collector a blow by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wat Tyler giving the tax collector a blow)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Matthew (Levi) is called upon to become a disciple - Bible

Matthew (Levi) is called upon to become a disciple - Bible
3779801 Matthew (Levi) is called upon to become a disciple - Bible by Hole, William Brassey (1846-1917); (add.info.: Matthew (Levi) is called upon to become a disciple

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Tax Collector (engraving)

The Tax Collector (engraving)
3646781 The Tax Collector (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tax Collector)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Taking the Census, Experiences of an Enumerator (engraving)

Taking the Census, Experiences of an Enumerator (engraving)
1603036 Taking the Census, Experiences of an Enumerator (engraving) by Almond, William Douglas (1866-1916); Private Collection; (add.info.: Taking the Census, Experiences of an Enumerator)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Hluang Indrinontay, aged 46, 1862 (albumen print)

Hluang Indrinontay, aged 46, 1862 (albumen print)
995892 Hluang Indrinontay, aged 46, 1862 (albumen print) by Potteau, Jacques-Philippe (1807-76) & Rousseau, Louis (1811-74); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Hluang Indrinontay, aged 46, 1862 (albumen print)

Hluang Indrinontay, aged 46, 1862 (albumen print)
995891 Hluang Indrinontay, aged 46, 1862 (albumen print) by Potteau, Jacques-Philippe (1807-76) & Rousseau, Louis (1811-74); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Calling of Matthew, c. 1524-64 (oil on wood)

The Calling of Matthew, c. 1524-64 (oil on wood)
3614018 The Calling of Matthew, c.1524-64 (oil on wood) by Hemessen, Jan van Sanders (c.1500-75) (workshop of); 111.4x151.1 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Jan Wtenbogaert, 1639 (etching)

Jan Wtenbogaert, 1639 (etching)
3704009 Jan Wtenbogaert, 1639 (etching) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (add.info)

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Over-taxed subjects ejected from their houses, illustration from Hutchinson

Over-taxed subjects ejected from their houses, illustration from Hutchinson
STC293137 Over-taxed subjects ejected from their houses, illustration from Hutchinsons Story of the British Nation, c.1923 (litho) by Woodville

Background imageTax Collector Collection: The Entry into Jerusalem (tempera on wood)

The Entry into Jerusalem (tempera on wood)
BFM286728 The Entry into Jerusalem (tempera on wood) by Greek School, (19th century); 26x19 cm; Lindenau Museum, Altenburg, Germany; (add.info.: Einzug nach Jerusalem; ); Bildarchiv Foto Marburg

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Christs Calling of St. Matthew and the Agony in the Garden (oil on panel)

Christs Calling of St. Matthew and the Agony in the Garden (oil on panel)
MES97866 Christs Calling of St. Matthew and the Agony in the Garden (oil on panel) by Carpaccio, Vittore (c.1460/5-1523/6); Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

Background imageTax Collector Collection: Payment of Taxes, c. 1620 (oil on canvas)

Payment of Taxes, c. 1620 (oil on canvas)
LVP127602 Payment of Taxes, c.1620 (oil on canvas) by Tour, Georges de la (1593-1652); 99x152 cm; Lviv State Picture Gallery, Ukraine; eLviv Gallery of Art; French, out of copyright



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In the 1700s, Carolina colonists took a stand against oppressive taxation, refusing to pay their dues. The Chamberlain and his assistants were depicted in a painting on wood from 1489, bowing before the Virgin Mary, seeking guidance in their taxing duties. Another painting on wood showcased the chamberlain and a writer diligently working in their office. The tribute money was captured in a 17th-century oil painting, symbolizing the burden of taxes imposed on individuals. Brueghel's masterpiece "The Payment of Tithes" portrayed the struggles of villagers dealing with tax-related legal matters. An intriguing artwork titled "Two Usurers" depicted Marius Van Romerswael's vision from c. 1550. This unknown creator highlighted the controversial role of tax collectors during that era. A historical engraving illustrated Wat Tyler's rebellion against oppression when he murdered The Collector of Poll-Tax. This scene was featured in David Hume's book "The History of England, " published in London back in 1812. "The Bostonians Paying the Exciseman" showed an engraving capturing an infamous incident where citizens resorted to tarring and feathering as a form of protest against excessive taxation. A colorful engraving adorned the cover of playing cards depicting village life around 1870; it prominently featured The Tax Collector as one of its central figures. Nikolai Vasilievich Orlow's painting "L'évaluation des impôts" portrayed weary parents complaining to tax assessors while children observed with suspicion—a reflection of society grappling with financial burdens during Orlow's time (1863-1924). Quentin Metsys' oil-on-wood masterpiece from around 1520 called "Les collecteurs d'impôt" showcased Flemish primitive art at its finest, emphasizing tax collectors' presence within society during that period. Lastly, an engraving immortalized Jesus Christ's encounter with Zacchaeus, a tax collector.