The fruition of Nantes, or, The vision interpreted [graphic] / Cruikshank.

Published/Created:
Lond. [i.e. London]
Pub. July 15, 1791, by S. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly
[15 July 1791]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24 x 40 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
A satire about an incident at Nantes, 29 June 1791.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Suckling; November 1956.
Watermark.
Abstract:
"Five British sailors make a furious attack on six French soldiers, grotesque and terrified creatures, whom the sailors humiliate and insult. Their officer (left), who holds a British flag, is threatened by a sailor with clenched fists, and excretes, terrified. A sailor with a scourge slashes the bared posteriors of a Frenchman who grovels on the ground, saying, "oh le pauvre Commandant"; he says, "Now foutre you'l take 2 Merchants Ships for a fleet of Men of War again". A Frenchman, nearly throttled by an angry sailor, cries "Ca-ira Ca-ira". A sailor pulls the queue of the drummer, to whom he offers a piece of tobacco, saying, "here you B--g--r heres a stale Quid for you Instead of Hartshorn". A sailor on the extreme right pulls the queue of a Frenchman and raises his club to strike; the latter says, "oh Diable we was Make de Dam Mistake Parblue". The sailor answers, "aye aye D------n Your Eyes Ill make you Blue and Black too". In the background (left) are buildings inscribed 'Nantes'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Vision interpreted
Associated Names:
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811? [Printmaker]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Topics:
Arms & armament
Defecation
Drums (Musical instruments)
Fighting
Flags -- British
National emblems
Rifles
Sailors -- British
Sailors -- French
Whips
Topics:
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Caricatures and cartoons
France -- Relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Relations -- France
Nantes (France) -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1791
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1791
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
791.07.15.01
Orbis Record:
7776765
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr07193
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10732607
PID:
digcoll:550537