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- Object: Military recreation in Holland
One of a set of four: see BMSat 7176. Five Prussian soldiers hold a blanket in which they toss a fat Dutch burgher who flies into the air, losing his hat and wig, a shower of coins falling from his pocket. The uniforms of the soldiers are varied and elaborate. A drummer-boy beats his drum (left) and a mounted officer, probably the Duke of Brunswick, watches with amusement, as does a soldier standing beside him on the extreme right. Behind (left) is a high stone wall, from which an English sailor points out the scene below to a French petit-maitre whom he holds by the hair; the terrified Frenchman drops his snuff-box. On the horizon is a windmill. 24 October 1787
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Height: 404 millimetres
Width: 508 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
One of four satires on the invasion of the United Provinces by Prussia and the collapse of the Patriots who had relied on French assistance. For the Dutch crisis see also BMSat 7172, &c.
For a copy see under BMSat 7176.
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