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The Glory of Old England / Briton's Protection

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Glory of Old England
    • Briton's Protection
  • Description

    Music cover (?) with a mock coat of arms showing Britannia in a roundel seated on the shore with ships at sea and an army camp behind her, a portrait of George III, "Whom God Preserve", on a medallion suspended below; a sailor and a soldier, holding a flag lettered "Egypt", as supporters, standing respectively on a lion and a unicorn, patriotic songs listed on a tablet between the animals; a crown as the crest; military trophies with flags of "Holland", "Spain" and "France" below; the names of commanders on ribbons at top and sides. 1 August 1803
    Hand-coloured etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1803
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 348 millimetres
    • Width: 253 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with titles above and below, the lower title continued "(Accompanied with a song)"; mottoes on the central roundel, "My Country's Supporters" and below the supporters, "We will conquer or die", and other lettering as described.
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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