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Creator:
Print made by William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
After William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
Title:
The Invasion, Plate 1: France
Date:
1756
Medium:
Line engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/4 × 15 3/8 inches (32.4 × 39.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "Design'd & Etch'd by Wm. Hogarth | FRANCE PLATE 1st | Published according to Act of Parliament March 8th, 1756."; lettered inside image: "SoupMeagre | a la | SabotRoyal | VENGENCE et | le Bon Bier et | Bon Beuf de | Angletere | Plan pour un | Monastere dans | Black Friars a | Londre."; lettered below image: "With lanthern jaws, and croaking Gut, | See how the half-starv'd Frenchmen Strut; | And call us English dogs! | But soon we'll teach these bragging Foes. | That Beef & Beer give heavier Blows | Than Soup & Roasted Frogs. | The Priests inflam'd with righteous hopes, | Prepare their Axes, Wheels & Ropes, To bend the Stiff neck't Sinner; | But should they sink in coming over, | Old Nick may fish 'twixt France & Dover | And catch a glorious Dinner!".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art,Gift of Suzanne and William H. Speaker
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2019.24.2
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:82087
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