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- Object: Junot disgorging his booty.
Junot, with a monstrous head, and spiky hair rising in terror, is seated vomiting a shower of church plate and coins, with rosaries, watches, &c. A Portuguese kneels at his feet catching a very small part of the cascade in a basin. A John Bull, wearing sailor's trousers, and with an ill-fitting wig, stands behind Junot, holding his head to assist the disgorging. Three French officers stand on the r., making gestures of despair. One says: "Morbleu! comme il a mal au Cæur - notre pauvre General." John answers: "More blue? Why ye lubber what do ye mean by that? Dont ye see its as yellow as gold."
17 October 1808
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Height: 245 millimetres
Width: 330 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
One of the chief objections to the Convention of Cintra, see BMSat 11035, &c., was that the French were, under the guarantee of their personal property, able to carry off much of their (vast) plunder. See Oman, 'Hist. of the Peninsular War', i. 281 f.
Grego, 'Rowlandson', ii. 101. Listed by Broadley.
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