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- Object: Dutch policy or the fruits of the expedition!!!
A design in two compartments.
[1, circa 1795] A fat Dutchman, his hands behind his back, looks with a friendly grin at a ragged but foppish French soldier who puts his arm round his shoulder while he picks his pocket. The Frenchman says: "Ah Mynheer, - you be de jolly dog you ave de L'argent we give you de hug Fraternal what care you for Jeanny Bull we Protect you Ma foi". Mynheer answers: "Thank you Mounseer thank you you say right whats Johnny Bull to me I dont care for Johnny Bull he drubs me a little now & then but I dont care for that." See BMSat 8613, &c.
[2, 1799] The Dutchman, in profile to the right, takes the left hand of an English sailor, who stands squarely, his right hand on a cudgel. His own left hand is in John Bull's jacket pocket. He says: "ah! Johnny Bull I am so glad to see you. no more French Mounseers for me! do you know Johnny that the fellow Pickt my Pocket." John answers, looking with wary distrust at the Dutchman, "Now that was d------d unhandsome to be Sure". In both
designs flags and tiny figures on the horizon indicate military (or naval) action. John Bull wears long striped trousers, in his hat is a ribbon inscribed 'Duncan Huzza'. (For Camperdown see BMSat 9034.) 20 October 1799
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Height: 249 millimetres
Width: 358 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
For the expedition to Holland see BMSat 9412, &c. The Dutch rising, on which Grenville had counted, failed to occur, though the fleet surrendered and 4,000 Hollanders, under the son of William V, were with the Duke of York. The Anglo-Russian forces were checked at Bergen on 19 Sept. by French and Batavians under Brune, with great moral advantage to the French. Fortescue, 'Hist. of the British Army', iv. 2, pp. 670-81; [Legrand], 'La Rév. fr. en Hollande', 1894, pp. 235 ff.
Van Stolk, No. 5472. Muller, No. 5565.
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