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How to invade England

Date: 1803
Dimensions:
Overall: 250 × 350 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Caricature
Object No: 00054719

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    This caricature is one of a collection of seventeen created during the Napoleonic wars and highlights the fortunes of the French Emperor during his rise and fall. It was during this period that the character of John Bull was created as a representation of the solid English yeoman and the caricatures reflect the attitudes common in England at the time.
    SignificanceThe collection is significant as a contemporary expression of popular British attitudes towards Napoleon and his era. The collection includes works by noted artists James Gillray, Isaac Cruikshank and Thomas Rowlandson and are all original works dating to the first quarter of the 19th century. They are significant in providing a political context for the early years of British settlement in Australia.
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