CRUIKSHANK, Isaac (after)Selling the skin before the bear is caught – or cutting up the bull before he is killed. (Halle, Societäts-, Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1803)

Plate: 180 x 226mm; Sheet: 183 x 244mm; etching; old folds

Napoleon points across the English Channel and offering the different parts of a sleeping British bull to his Generals. Britannia standing with a spear and a shield, waiting to ring the warning bell. This is a reduced German version of Cruikshank’s caricature published 1803 by S.W. Fores in London.

Broadley E 112; Arenenberg 81; cf. BM Satires 10133; Broadley A 801 (for the Fores issue)