© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus September 2020
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John Bull Peeping into Brest

George Moutard Woodward (1760 - 1809) 'John Bull Peeping into Brest', published June 1803, hand coloured

etching, 10" x 15"., pub Piercy Roberts, London. From BM - John Bull, as a gigantic sailor, clasping both sides of

a small boat, peers like an angry ogre at three French ships off the French coast, indicated by a cliff. The ships

are in a row, their bows cut off by the left margin. Napoleon stands on the poop of the nearest, pointing at

John. He says: "mercy on us what a monster he'll swallow all my ships at a mouth-ful, I hope he dont see me."

John roars: "Upon my word - a very Pretty light Breakfast. c.June 1803

Hand-coloured etching

Stock No SAP0873 Price £600
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© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus September 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

John Bull Peeping into Brest

George Moutard Woodward (1760 - 1809) 'John Bull Peeping into

Brest', published June 1803, hand coloured etching, 10" x 15".,

pub Piercy Roberts, London. From BM - John Bull, as a gigantic

sailor, clasping both sides of a small boat, peers like an angry ogre

at three French ships off the French coast, indicated by a cliff.

The ships are in a row, their bows cut off by the left margin.

Napoleon stands on the poop of the nearest, pointing at John. He

says: "mercy on us what a monster he'll swallow all my ships at a

mouth-ful, I hope he dont see me." John roars: "Upon my word - a

very Pretty light Breakfast. c.June 1803

Hand-coloured etching

Stock No SAP0873 Price £600
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