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Don Barcello, Van Trump, and Monsieur de Crickey, combin'd together

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  • Title (object)

    • Don Barcello, Van Trump, and Monsieur de Crickey, combin'd together
  • Description

    Figures, much burlesqued, representing Spain, Holland, and France, stand back to back, their necks surrounded by a rope, one end of which is being pulled by a British sailor in trousers (l.), the other by a British sailor wearing the petticoat then worn by sailors. One sailor (l.) says "D--n me Jack how the Dutchman Grins". The other says "Ah Monsieur You have got your Neck in a halter". The Spaniard, in profile to the left., and the Frenchman in profile to the right., are crying for mercy, their hands raised in supplication. The stout Dutchman, full face (centre), has an expression of intense melancholy and holds up his hands deprecatingly; a pipe is thrust in his cap. 23 January 1780 Etching


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  • Date

    • 1780
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 178 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: "Pub: Jany 23. 1780 by E. Hedges"
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
    Holland was not yet at war with England but a number of Dutch ships laden with naval stores for the French were brought by Captain Fielding to Spithead on 2 Jan. 1780. The Dutch admiral, van Bylandt, who was giving them protection, refused to allow a search for contraband, shots were exchanged, and some of the ships brought to Portsmouth, Bylandt accompanying them. Other ships escaped to French ports. This roused great indignation in Holland, see BMSat 5712, 5719. Don Barcelo was a Spanish admiral whose capture of two Dutch ships in Nov. 1779 led to the Armed Neutrality. F. P. Renaut, 'Les Provinces-Unies et la Guerre ...', 1924, pp. 294 ff.


  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5628 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1780 Unmounted Roy)

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    Prints & Drawings

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