England, Roast Beef & Plumb Pudding. France, Toad Stools & Garlick.
Pub. Jan.y 1. 1775 acc.g to Act by Mdarly 39. Strand.
Etching, 175 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A bear representing England and a cat, full-dressed and armed with a sword, for France, with a table laden with beer, beef and garlic. On the wall behind are pictures of boxing and fencing, symbolising the relationship between the two countries. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
[Ref: 14560] £330.00