Artist Thomas Cook, English, 1744-1818
Artist after William Hogarth, English, 1697-1764
Title
  • England
Date ca. 1799
Medium engraving and etching in ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 12 7/8 × 15 5/8 inches (32.7 × 39.7 cm)
Sheet: 13 3/8 × 18 3/4 inches (34 × 47.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S317
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, center top margin: ENGLAND
Inscribed, upper right corner: Plate II.
Inscribed, lower left: Designed by W. Hogarth.
Inscribed, lower right: Engraved by T. Cook.
Inscribed, 12 lines in 4 stanzas across bottom margin left to right, stanza 1: See John the Soldier, Jack the Far, | With Sword & Pistol arm'd for War, | Should Mounsir dare come here
Inscribed, 12 lines in 4 stanzas across bottom margin left to right, stanza 2: the Hungry Slaves have smelt our Food, | They long to taste our Flesh and Blood, | Old England's Beef and Beer
Inscribed, 12 lines in 4 stanzas across bottom margin left to right, stanza 3: Britons to Arms | and let'em come, | Be you but Britons still, Strike Home, | And Lion-like attack 'em;
Inscribed, 12 lines in 4 stanzas across bottom margin left to right: stanza 4: No Power can stand the deadly Stroke, | That's given from hand & hearts of Oak, | With Liberty to back em.
Inscribed, center bottom edge: London Published by G. G. & J. Robinson Paternoster Row December 1st, 1799.
Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.];
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)