ROBERTS, Pierce (publisher) – Negociation See Saw. London: Roberts, (c. 1801)
Plate: 243 x 347mm; Sheet: 260 x 362mm. Hand-coloured etching; some spotting, backed marginal tears, with repaired loss in upper margin
Napoleon and John Bull sit at either end of a plank captioned ‘Peace or War’, which poised on the ‘Negociation Rock‘. Most likely this caricature refers to the peace negotiations of 1801-1802 which resulted in the Treaty of Amiens in 1802.
BM Satires 9974; Broadley A 643