Cossack sports, or, The Platoff hunt in full cry after French game [graphic] / Wm. E.
[London] Pubd. Novr. 9th 1813 by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside [9 November 1813]
[9 November 1813]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.2 x 34.4 cm, on sheet 26.1 x 37.1 cm
Broadley, A.M. Collectanea Napoleonica, A-242 Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 12094
Title etched below image. Plate numbered '218' in upper right corner. "Price one shilling coloured."--Following imprint statement. Bloomsbury, 25 June 2015, Sale 36176, Lot 81, Jarndyce for LWL with two other prints; July 2015.
A satire on Napoleon's Russian campaign. "Cossacks, led by Platoff, pursue, across a river, a fox with the head and huge bicorne of Napoleon. The Russians ride their horses through the water. The fox, larger in scale than the other figures, takes a flying leap to the shore (right). He says: "Hark, I hear the Cry of Cossacks. The [sic] have got Scent of me -I must take to my heels once more, the are close to my Brush." His tail is inscribed 'Corsican Fox'. Across the lower edge of the design runs a strip of land on which are frogs; one, inscribed 'French Frog', waddles off, while one on the extreme left is being speared. Of the other frogs a few turn to oppose the Cossacks with bayonets; these have a tricolour flag; the majority are escaping to the right, a row of heads and sloped bayonets, with one eagle. Platoff, whose high fur cap has a long plume inscribed 'Platoff', riding with levelled spear, shouts: "Hark forward my boys get along! he runs in view. Yoics. Yoics. There he goes, Tally-ho!" His daughter, in the middle distance, rides through the water, pointing with the hand that holds the reins, and raising a whip; she shouts: "Hi, ho, Tally, ho! For a husband." Cossacks gallop up from the background (left), leap from a low cliff into the river, and swim through it, one carrying a standard with the Russian eagle, behind the two Platoffs. In the background is a town flying a flag inscribed 'Leapsic'; tiny horsemen, evidently Cossacks, gallop out of the city gate."--British Museum online catalogue.
Platoff hunt in full cry after French game
Elmes, William, active 1797-1814 [Printmaker] Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Cossacks depitcted Johnstone, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia Platov, Matveĭ Ivanovich, graf, 1751-1818 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1798
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1807 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1798
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