ROBERTS, Piercy (publisher) – An attempt on the potatoe bag. London, Roberts, (1803).
Plate: 263 x 350mm; Sheet: 263 x 365mm; Hand-coloured etching
An Irishman trudging towards Dublin carrying on his back a huge sack of potatoes, which Napoleon is slashing. Whilst Napoleon offers gold to the Irishman, the farmer refuses his offer and requests Napoleon to march home. A caricature on Napoleon’s attempts to stir up sedition in Ireland.
Broadley A 30; not in BM Satires