Allied-powers un-booting Egalitè [graphic] / Js. Gillray ft.

Pubd. Sepr. 1st, 1799, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James's Street
[1 September 1799]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 27 x 36 cm
Title etched at bottom of image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Alliances -- Expedition to Holland, August 1799 -- Military: Austrian Hussar -- Emblems: Russian bear -- Turks -- Reference to the siege of Acre, 1799 -- Reference to Napoleon's defeat in Italy, 1799 -- British Navy -- Dutchmen -- Reference to Admiral Horation Nelson -- Reference to Admiral Adam Duncan.
Old Print Shop ; 1961.
"Bonaparte (much caricatured), standing precariously on a 'Dutch Cheese', is attacked by the allies. Austria and Russia pull from his thin leg a large clumsy boot, consisting of a map of 'Italy'; coins (French plunder) pour from the boot, on which 'Naples', 'Rome', 'Florence', and other geographical divisions are indicated. Austria is a fierce hussar, smoking a pipe, on his cap is the Habsburg eagle; he tugs at the boot, the Russian bear (on the extreme left) assists him, its paws clasping his waist. A ferocious Turk holds Bonaparte by the nose and raises a scimitar whose blade, inscribed 'St Jean d'Acre', drips blood; across his shoulders are strung bleeding ears and noses to which Bonaparte's is to be added. A sailor (right), representing the British Navy, seizes Bonaparte from behind; in his hat are ribbons inscribed 'Nelson', 'Duncan', 'Bridport'. A fat Dutchman on the extreme right, with the blunt profile of the Prince of Orange, tugs at the cheese in order to dislodge Bonaparte; he kneels on a paper, 'Secret Expedition'. Bonaparte's uniform is ragged, his left foot is bare, but in each hand is a blood-stained dagger. In the background (right) tiny figures (probably Dutch) dance hand-in-hand round a bonfire in which burns a 'Tree of Liberty', a bonnet-rouge on a pole, cf. BMSat 9214."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Allied powers unbooting Egalitè
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Riviere & Son
William V, Prince of Orange, 1748-1806
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1799
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1799
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Prints & Photographs
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