ANONYMOUS (after) – The rival accoucheurs or who shall deliver Europe. (Weimar, Industrie-Comptoir, 1800)
Plate: 178 x 226mm; Sheet: 191 x 248mm; etching; old folds
Napoleon and Pitt debating what’s the best instrument to help Europe. Whilst Pitt option is a sack of money, Napoleon swears by cannonballs. The caricature criticizes Pitt’s policy of subsidizing continental powers as well as Bonaparte’s policy of aggression. This is a reduced German version of a caricature published 1800 by S.W. Fores in London.
Broadley E 108; cf: BM Satires 9544; Broadley A 765; (for the Fores issue)