The Invasion - England - plate 2: 1756
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'The Invasion - England, plate 2' 1756. This scene is set at the sign of William the Brave, Duke of Cumberland, who is mounted on a proud charger. On a table out of doors, a buttock of beef invites attention. The soldier has laid his sword across the batter, and the sailor has placed his pistols over a tankard of strong beer. The paper lying on the table is the celebrated national song " Rule Britannia". Published at the outbreak of a 7 year war with France. The scene is England, outside an inn: The Duke of Cumberland, allusion to the last time the French tried to invade England. A grenadier is painting the King of France, gallows in hand, sword in another. This is plate number 91 of the book 'The Works of William Hogarth' 1822, from the original plates restored by James Heath.
1756 AD - 1756 AD