The Coffin Expedition or Boney's Invincible Armada Half Seas Over

The Coffin Expedition or Boney's Invincible Armada Half Seas Over

1804 UK

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By Williams, Charles
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Published by S.W. Fores

Hand-coloured caricature, approximately 360mm x 245mm. Slightly creased with a couple of small tears to top edge, top left hand corner missing with slight loss, (now repaired). 'The Coffin Expedition' shows French sailors wearing bonnet rouges sailing in cannon laden coffins with skulls for mastheads ('Boney's crest, a skull without brains'), with one 'boat' sinking and the others being closed in on by the British navy in the background, with one French sailor exclaiming 'Oh de Corsican Bougre, was make dese Gun Boats on purpose for our Funeral'. Williams was Fores' chief caricaturist, see Houfe, page 348
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417
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