Boney beating Mack--and Nelson giving him a Whack!! or the British Tars giving Boney his Hearts desire. Ships, Colonies &
Isaac Cruikshank, 1764-1811, British, and George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; Samuel William Fores, London, publisher
Etching with hand coloring
The character Little Boney, a miniaturized Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), first appears in James Gillray's 1803 print, "John
Bull offering little Boney Fair Play," published by Hannah Humphrey. [Rand, Snuffing Out Boney]
Referring to John Ashton's "English Caricature and Satire on Napoleon I," E.B. Krumbhaar, Isaac Cruikshank's early cataloger,
suggests Isaac Cruikshank likely etched this plate, assisted by his thirteen-year-old son, George.
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 16; Douglas 649; Krumbhaar 86; British Museum 10439
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "Pubd by S.W. Fores N. 50 Piccadilly London Novr 19 1805" at l.r.
caricatures; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Napoleonic wars; armed forces