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- Object: Politeness
A more elaborate version of BMSat 5611 drawn with more freedom. A joint of beef hangs on the wall behind John Bull; a bundle of frogs behind the Frenchman. The Frenchman holds an open snuff-box instead of a bowl of soup; a laced hat is under his arm; he wears a bag-wig. John Bull's tankard is inscribed "John Bull the Buttock of Beef. . ."
Beneath the design is etched:
"With Porter Roast Beef & Plumb Pudding well cram'd,
Jack English declares that Monsr may be D------d.
The Soup Meagre Frenchman such Language dont suit,
So he Grins Indignation & calls him a Brute." c.1779
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Height: 200 millimetres
Width: 274 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
Cf. BMSat 5790. Reprinted, 'G.W.G.', 1830.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1989 May-Sep, BM, Shadow of the Guillotine: Britain and French Revolution
1990 Jan-Mar, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Britain and French Revolution
1990 Jun-Sep, Vizille, Mus/Rev Francaise, Britain and French Revolution
1993 May-Jun, Southampton City AG, Europeans in Caricature
1993 Jul-Sep, Bolton Museum & AG, Europeans in Caricature
1993 Oct-Nov, Newton Powys, Oriel 31, Europeans in Caricature
1994 Feb-Mar, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Europeans in Caricature
1994 May-Jul, Eastbourne, Towner AG, Europeans in Caricature
2000 Mar-Sep, London, Tate Britain, 'O the Roast Beef of England'
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