Consequences of a successfull [sic] French invasion. No. 1, plate 1st, We come to recover your long lost liberties; scene, the House of Commons, BOTANY BAY Reference. Js. Sir John Dalrymple Gillray.

Consequences of a successfull [sic] French invasion. No. 1, plate 1st, We come to recover your long lost liberties; scene, the House of Commons, BOTANY BAY Reference.

London: Js. Gillray, 27, St. James's Street. The scene takes place in the House of Commons - To the left are shackled convicts; to the right the French are depicted as pirates. The Head of the House is being shackled and gagged by other pirates - his rather grand throne is inscribed "This House adjourned to Botany Bay, Sine dic" An upended table in the foreground has scattered books entitled Magna Charta (sic); Declaration of Rights; Hanover Succession; Claim of Rights;Journals of the House. Platemark 14 1/2 X 10 5/8" with sml. margin. Etching, black & white with attractive recent color following the original coloring, a later impression, ca.1850, numbered 178 in the top right corner, with a partial caricature image on the verso. Wright and Evans, 178. British Museum Catalogue, 9180. Item #13638

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