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- Object: Dumouriez and the Hollander
'Dumouriez' and a 'Hollander' take the place of the Frenchman and John Bull; Dumouriez (left) is copied from the Frenchman (reversed), but instead of a snuff-box he holds the cap of Liberty on a staff from which hang ribbons; He turns his head in profile to the right, scowling, but says, "vrijheid goede Hollander'; the Dutchman holds a pipe, not a tankard; he wears a loose shirt, coat, and trousers, with a broad-brimmed hat (unlike the Dutchman of English caricature). He answers "Weg roofzieke fransman" [go away rapacious Frenchman]. The greyhound of BMSat 5612 is replaced by a cock with a favour (intended to be tricolour, but not so coloured), looking arrogantly towards the Dutchman. By the latter lies the Dutch lion holding a sword. Beneath Dumouriez:
'Mijn goede vriend qijword misleid, hoor hoe ik voor il Vrijheid pleit, Ik wil á rúste geven' [My good friend, you are deceived, listen how I plead for Liberty. I will give you peace].
Beneath the Dutchman:
'Vertrek ik rúst stil bij mijn Leeúw. ú prúlle kraam is frans geschreuw, Oranje is mijn leven. [I still get peace from my lion. Your talk is French rhetoric, Orange is my life.] Zie Uiterse Co No 3.' c. March 1793
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Height: 162 millimetres
Width: 224 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
Dutch print based on BMSat 5612.
An Orangist print directed against the 'patriots' who welcomed a French invasion. Dumouriez said (Apr. 1793): 'les Hollandais me désiraient.' Sorel, 'L'Europe et la Rév. française', 1908, iii. 336. See BMSats 8299, 8313.
The original, by Gillray, was probably published in 1788: in John Bull at the Sign, the Case is altered., 2 Mar. 1801 (see Vol. viii), a copy of BMSat 5612 is inscribed 'A Frenchman in 1788 . . .'.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: French Revolution 1793
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- Acquisition notes
- This was part of lot 142 in the 1925 Crawford sale; unsold and subsequently presented to the BM.
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