The fruition of Nantes, or, The vision interpreted [graphic] / Cruikshank.
Lond. [i.e. London] Pub. July 15, 1791, by S. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly [15 July 1791]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24 x 40 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7891
Title etched below image. A satire about an incident at Nantes, 29 June 1791. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. Suckling; November 1956. Watermark.
"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.
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811? [Printmaker] Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Arms & armament Defecation Drums (Musical instruments) Fighting Flags -- British National emblems Rifles Sailors -- British Sailors -- French Whips
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Caricatures and cartoons France -- Relations -- Great Britain Great Britain -- Relations -- France Nantes (France) -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1791 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1791
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