Le depart [graphic] : guéri du spleen par la cuisine Française, l'Anglais retourne à Londres en embonpoint / G. de Ca[...].
Cari, Godissart de, printmaker.
[France] : [publisher not identified], [18--?]
[12 November 1814]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 20.0 x 27 cm
Title etched below image. Dimensions from impression in the British Museum catalogue. Lettered "Déposé" below image left. Attributed to printmaker Godisart de Cari and publisher Martinet. See British Museum catalogue. This plate was deposited by Martinet on 12 Novemberr 1814, before its pendant 'L'Arrivée' (1868,0808.7249) which logically precedes it. Martinet's name is not actually lettered on the plate.
"The Englishman, grossly obese, walks from the door of the inn (left) supporting his paunch on a wheelbarrow which the cook of British Museum satire no. 12361 helps to drag, exhausted by the effort, and mopping his face with his cap. A plank leads from the quayside to a packet-boat, the stern of which appears below, empty except for one expectant sailor. Another sailor's hand appears by the plank, ready to assist the embarkation. The sign of the inn is not depicted, the window flap hangs down. The second cook stands in the courtyard, offering food to a gorged cat on the roof."--British Museum online catalogue.
Cats. Cooks. Eating & drinking--France. Ethnic stereotypes. Gluttony. Mail steamers. National characteristics, English--Caricatures and cartoons. National characteristics, French--Caricatures and cartoons. Obesity.
France--History--1789-1815--Foreign public opinion.
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Catalogue of political and personal satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, v. 9, no. 12362
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