Politics in Print

The Invasion Plate II England
Title The Invasion
Plate II England
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1756 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

In contrast to the French, the well-fed, relaxed and disciplined British soldiers prepare to repel French invasion. A grenadier draws the caricature of the French King on the wall of a pub named after the Duke of Cumberland, who in 1746 had conquered the French at Culloden.


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