[Anti-British propaganda relating to 4th Anglo-Dutch War]Algemeene Staatkundige Konstplaat Van't Jaar 1780 [parallel text in French below]
Etching, sheet 485 x 455mm (19 x 18"). Trimmed inside platemark on left, folds. Very scarce.
Fifteen satirical images directed against the British preceding the outbreak of war between the English and the United Provinces in 1780, a war related to the American Revolutionary War. Most of the plate is composed of reduced of reduced versions of previously published plates. Some have explicit American content, such as 8 (which mentions Florida) and 15 (Philadelphia). In the wake of the Gordon Riots in London, 'the intention here seems to be to identify English sailors with the plundering London mob' (George).
BM Satires 5728; plate also includes copies of BM Satires 5712-22
[Ref: 30062] £650.00