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image P338

Francesco Bartolozzi (1727 - 1815), engraver
Thomas Martyn, publisher

The prosperity of Great Britain contrasted with the misery of France

June 1794

Inscription: To the King's most Excellent Majesty // This plate, the prosperity of Great Britain, contrasted with the misery of France, is with // His gracious Permission humbly Dedicated, by his Majesty's most dutiful Subject & devoted Servant, Tho.s Martyn / T. Martyn inv. ; C. Catton jun.r pinx. ; F. Bartolozzi RA sculp.

Museum number: P338

Curatorial note

In the centre is an obelisk on which 'by King Lords and Commons MDCCXCIV', is inscribed beneath portaits of King George III and Queen Charlotte. In the background is the City of London with St Paul's Cathedral next to the Customs House. The figure of Britannia with lion, shield and spear acknowledges the personification of Abundance while Justice rests and Prudence holds up a Mirror to France in distress.

This engraving was published in June 1794 by Thos. Martyn, No. 10 Great Marlborough Street, London.

This engraving is in a gilt frame with a verre eglomise inscription [the title] on the glass.

Literature

De Vesme: 565


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