Title etched below image. Probably a later state; first half of imprint appears to have been burnished from plate. Date of publication from British Museum catalogue and Grego. Plate numbered "131" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 2. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Prussia -- America.
"John Bull, a hideously carbuncled 'cit', looks down grinning at a semicircle of men on a much smaller scale who surround his half-length figure. They are (left to right) Napoleon, wearing a huge bicorne, who looks up to say 'Ships. Colonies and Commerce'. A man in military uniform, quite unlike Alexander, his back to Napoleon, says: "Russian Vengeance attend John Bull. A fat Dutch burgher puffs smoke towards John, saying, III eternally smoke him". A scowling man in civilian dress with tousled hair says: "Let him tremble at the name of America". Prussia, a handsome military officer in place of the damaged soldier who after Tilsit represented Frederick William III in English caricature, says: "Beware of Prussia". A similar officer (Francis I) says: "Austria will never Pardon him". A Spaniard wearing a cocked hat says: "Spanish Fury overtake him". A scowling face says: "Let him beware of Denmark". John says: "Dont make such a riot you little noisy Brats, all your bustle to me is no more than a storm in a Chamber pot"."--British Museum online catalogue.
John Bull (Symbolic character)--Caricatures and cartoons.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821--Caricatures and cartoons. Riviere & Son Binding. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11213 Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 130
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