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French Spies attacked by British Bees on their first landing

  • Object:

    Caricature print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/01/1780 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Austin, William, born 1721 - died 1820 (engraver)
    Wilkinson, Robert (publisher)
    Austin, William, born 1721 - died 1820 (caricaturist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. E. Rawdon-Smith

  • Museum number:

    E.1778-1952

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 69, box A

Physical description

Caricature print.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/01/1780 (published)

Artist/maker

Austin, William, born 1721 - died 1820 (engraver)
Wilkinson, Robert (publisher)
Austin, William, born 1721 - died 1820 (caricaturist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

'Wm. Austin invt. et sculpt. London, Published as the Act directs, 1st. Jany. 1780; by Robert Wilkinson, at No.58, in Cornhill.'
Lettered with title, caption and

'5'
Numbered in ink

Dimensions

Height: 27.6 cm, Width: 33.7 cm

Descriptive line

'French Spies attacked by British Bees on their first landing'. Caricature engraving by William Austin, 1780.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Spies

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; War; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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