France. Plate 1st [graphic] / design'd & etch'd by Wm. Hogarth.

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Wm. Hogarth],
publish'd according to act of Parliament, March 8th, 1756.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper ; sheet 31.5 x 38.5 cm
Notes:
Title engraved above image. The 'N' in France has been engraved backwards.
Four columns of verse below image: With lanthern jaws, and croaking gut, See how the half-starv'd Frenchmen strut, and call us English dogs! ... But should they sink in coming over Old Nick may fish 'twixt France & Dover And catch a glorious dinner.
Title from Paulson: The invasion. Pl. I. France.
Companion print: England. Plate 2d.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Abstract:
On the coast of France outside a tavern on the coast of France a group of emaciated soldiers are preparing to sail for England. On the right a soldier roasts frogs over a fire on the blade of his sword; above a flag with the words "Vengence et le Bon Bier et Bon Beuf de AngleteĢre." In the center of the design, a monk tests the edge of an axe as he bends to over a horse-drawn sledge laden with instruments of torture, a statue of St. Antony, and a plan for a monastery at Blackfriars. In the distance on the left a line of soldiers are being forced on board a ship. Above them on the cliffs, women are seen ploughing a field. The sign above the tavern advertises Soup meagre and identifies itself as "La Sabot Royal."
Variant Titles:
Invasion. Pl. I. France
Topics:
Clergy.
Eating & drinking.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763--Public opinion--Great Britain.
Soldiers.
Taverns (Inns)
War.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--England--London--1756.
Etchings--England--London--1756.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1756.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Kinnaird
55K(a)
Orbis Record:
9868054
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr31080
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 3446
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 202
OID:
11047510
PID:
digcoll:551769