Allied-powers un-booting Egalitè [graphic] / Js. Gillray ft.
[London] Pubd. Sepr. 1st, 1799, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James's Street [1 September 1799]
[1 September 1799]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 27 x 36 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9412 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 260
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.
Allied powers unbooting Egalitè
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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