[Paul I of Russia] The Magnanimous Ally. Painted at St Petersburg 1799.
Published September 17th 1799 by H. Humphrey No 27 St James's Street London.
Etching. Sheet 320 x 245mm (12½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to printed border, creased.
A caricature portrait of Tsar Paul I (1754-1801), shown in full ceremonial uniform including two Crosses of the Order of the Knights of St John, standing on a French revolutionary standard. Although the Russians joined with the British to invade the Batavian Republic in August 1799 to neutralise its navy, there was a general dislike of both Paul and the coalition.
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