Artist Thomas Rowlandson, English, 1756-1827
Publisher Rudolph Ackermann, English, 1764-1834
  • The Corsican Tiger at Bay
Date 1808
Medium etching printed in black ink, colored by hand
Dimensions Image (trimmed): 8 5/8 × 13 inches (21.9 × 33 cm)
Sheet: 9 5/8 × 14 1/8 inches (24.4 × 35.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Feinberg
Accession Number F82.112
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, on plate, upper left: Patriotic Greyhounds
Inscribed, center: Corsican Tiger
Inscribed, upper right: JOHN BULL | There was a little Man | And he had a little gun. | And his Bullets were made of lead | D--n me but we'll manage | him amongst us.
Inscribed, center right: Russian Bear & Austrian Eagle | Now Brother Bruin | is the time to break | our chains
Inscribed, lower right: It will be my | turn to have a | slap at him next | Dutch Frog
Inscribed, lower center: Pubd July 8th 1808 by R. Ackermann N 101 Strand
Inscribed, below image: THE CORSICAN TIGER AT BAY
Inscribed, left center (on dog collar): PATRIOTIC | GREYHOUNDS
Inscribed, lower center (on dog collar): ROYAL | GREYHOU--
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Feinberg;
1982-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Grego, Joseph. Rowlandson the Caricaturist. London, 1880, vol. II, p. 93.