England (1756 – 1827)
Vive le Roi! Vive l’Empereur, Vive Le Diable c.1800
Etching with watercolour
Purchased by the Hamilton Gallery Trust Fund – T.H. Taylor Bequest
2 December – 30 March 2014
In the 18th century the British considered the French to be the worst example of a free-living people and this carried over into the satirical prints of the time. Featuring the work of William Hogarth and Thomas Rowlandson illustrations of the problematic French have been drawn from the collection to provide a humorous view of the times.