GILLRAY, James (after)French invasion -landing in Great-Britain. (Halle, Societäts-, Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1803)

Plate: 229 x (428)mm; Sheet: 242 x 424mm; Hand-coloured etching; with old folds

This was the first of the invasion caricatures that dominated the rest of the year, in a bid to encourage volunteers and generally elevate patriotism in the face of this projected threat of invasion. A burlesque battle print. – This is a reduced version of Gillray’s caricature published in London by Hannah Humphrey.

Broadley E 39; – cf. BM Satires 10008; Broadley A 366; Arenenberg 11 (for the Humphrey issue)