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Perusing the state papers

“Napoleon, John Bull (a ‘cit’), a British general wearing a star, and the Duke of Portland sit in conference, each holding a large double paper covered with type or script. Napoleon sits on the left, pointing to the text of his paper and saying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jul 2021

The corn bill, or, Iohn Bull and his hobby

“Mr. and Mrs. Bull are in their breakfast parlour; she sits beside a table on which is a tray with coffee-pot, &c, he stands booted and spurred, impatient to set off. Through an open doorway (right) a groom is seen holding a saddle-horse. Behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jun 2021

Iohn Bull on a bed of roses

“John Bull, a plebeian, stout and dishevelled, lies on his back on a tangle of large roses with vicious thorns. These are on a heap of stones and under the stump of a decayed oak tree (left). He exclaims: “Oh Lord! Oh Lord! if this be the Bed of Roses...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Jun 2021

Here we go up up up and there he goes down down downe

A satire of the 1832 Reform Bill, with a see-saw with the Crown as the fulcrum. At the center is William IV, waving the Union flag; to the right is Lord Grey, seated on the lever, helping William balance with a scroll marked ‘Union’, with John Bull...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jun 2021

The blessed effects of a united cabinet

“George IV, seated on the throne, watches a display of jovial fraternization between John Bull and Pat, who dance, holding hands, each holding up a hat decorated respectively by rose and shamrock. A lanky garland of (thornless) roses and giant shamrocks...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 May 2021

The grand coronation of Her Most Graceless Majesty C-r-l–e Columbina

“A burlesque coronation of the Queen. She sits enthroned on a dais, raising her right foot with tipsy joviality. In her right hand as sceptre is a rod topped by a tiny cask which a naked Bacchus bestrides. The orb in her left hand is a decanter;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2021

The man wots got the whip hand of ’em all

“A hand printing-press of metal (a Stanhope Press), supported on the stout legs of a man in breeches which seem to belong to a John Bull, puts to flight mere pigmy humans: two flee to the right, one propelled by a kick from a huge buckled shoe;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jun 2019

A new game of shuttle cock as played by his Majestys servants

“Ministers and others strike at a shuttlecock above their heads inscribed ‘Speakers Warrant’; among the feathers sits a little man holding a crowned staff; he says: “Curse this game I dont Like it I never experienced Such boning...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 May 2019

Iohn Bull peeping into futurity

John Bull kneels beside a young gentlemen in a red cloak holding a magnifying glass and a stick, looking towards a cloud within which the future is foretold. It depicts John Bull in seven different scenarios: drinking unadulterated porter, free from taxes,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Apr 2019

The hopes of the nation

“A satirical emblematic design; at centre, ‘The Rock of the True Old English Constitution’, on which sits a small figure of John Bull on a chair, holding a tankard and a pipe, saying, ‘Wellhere I am I John Bull – thrown rather...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Mar 2019

The English ambassador and his suite before the King at Madrid, 179

“The King of Spain sits on a circular dais under a canopy, turning his head away from the English ambassador (left), a stout John Bull wearing top-boots behind whom stand four pugilists. Three Spaniards with pikes stand on the extreme right behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Jan 2019

The English ambassador and his suite before the King at Madrid, 179

“The King of Spain sits on a circular dais under a canopy, turning his head away from the English ambassador (left), a stout John Bull wearing top-boots behind whom stand four pugilists. Three Spaniards with pikes stand on the extreme right behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Nov 2018

The whole truth, or, John Bull with his eyes opened

Caricature with Queen Caroline (left) as Lady Macbeth in the mad scene, standing in the street before two shops; she holds a candlestick raised in her right hand as she holds out her dress with her left hand, looking down horror at her skirt which is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2018

Old Nick’s gatherings!

“he Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: ‘Can’t I do what I like with MY OWN’ [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Nov 2018

The rat hunt

“The head and shoulders of the dog, who has a handsome collar inscribed ‘John Bull’, project into the design from the right. One paw presses down a rat with the head of Wellington, who looks up in anguish at the dog’s angry jowl....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Mar 2017

Poor Mr. Bull in a pretty situation

“John Bull, a fat “cit”, is beset by descending water covered with the word ‘Tax’, many times repeated, in which dogs, cats, and pitchforks fall with violence. His eyes and spectacles are transfixed by a pitchfork inscribed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Dec 2016

An hieroglyphic, describing the state of Great Britain and the continent of Europe

“Three symmetrically prancing lions (left) and Napoleon (right) as ‘The Beast’ face each other across a narrow channel. In the background (left) John Bull, an obese citizen, sits surrounded by casks and bales (one marked ‘I’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Dec 2016

Arming John Bull to fight the buggoboos!!!

John Bull, a much overburdened soldier, looks up in angry dismay at a helmet inscribed ‘Glory’ which Pitt (left) is about to place on his head. He says, “O D—-n the Glory I shall never be able to bear it all!” Pitt stands...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Sep 2016

The Flushing phantasmagoria, or, Kings conjurors amusing John Bull

“A ‘conjuror’ or magician displays to John Bull on a screen four scenes, one below the other, representing the expedition to Flushing. He wears a conical hat with a wide fur brim, and his magician’s robe resembles that of the Chancellor...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Sep 2016

John Bulls belly and its members

“John Bull, grossly obese, sits in an armchair directed to the right, smoking and holding a goblet inscribed ‘For the Belly’ in his left hand. His paunch overweights his legs; from below it projects a bunch of four big seals, shaped...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Apr 2015

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