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Gillray, James
1808 James Gillray France Spain England Schlacht battle Bailen caricature
London, H. Humphrey Paris, 1808. Plate: 272 x 380mm; Sheet: 277 x 386mm. Handcolored etching. In good condition.This cartoon depicts a scene of the Battle of Bailén, the first battle lost by the French during the Peninsular War. French troops are depicted as significantly smaller, in the background, in the upper right part of the engraving, obviously defeated. Spanish victorious troops are made up of various comical characters: three nuns fighting the French alongside other soldiers, a monk and a bishop among the troops; two Spanish women, dressed in old-fashioned attire (one of them carries a knife stained with blood), accompanied by a man, also dressed in outdated costume, who is preparing to light fire to the cannon. In the forefront, a British soldier is battling a French, ironically stepping over a broken French flag that says “Invincible Legion”. The presence of the English grenadier comes to explain the irony in the title, the lending hand provided by the British armies to the Spanish troops in the battle. Viele weitere alte Landkarten, Graphiken und antiquarische Bücher in unserem ebay-shop! Wir kaufen auch an! [Karikaturen - Caricatures -] - Gillray, James: "Spanish-Patriots attacking the French-Banditti, - Loyal Britons lending a lift" - Battle of Bailén Spanien Spain Espena France Frankreich war Krieg battle Schlacht England Großbritannien attack Angriff Attacke etching Radierung gravure London, H. Humphrey Paris 1808. Plate: 272 x 380mm; Sheet: 277 x 386mm. Handcolored etching. In good condition. This cartoon depicts a scene of the Battle of Bailén, the first … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antike Original-Graphik (antiquariat-voelkel) [Seubersdorf, Germany]
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