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English: Caricature on the Peace of Amiens by James Gillray

Title: The first Kiss this Ten Years! —or—the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François

SUMMARY: A tall, thin, French officer kissing a fat, richly dressed, seated Britannia. His hat and sword lie on the carpet. Britannia's shield and trident rest on the wall behind her chair. Above them are portraits of George III and Napoleon, facing each other.

The officer is saying, "Madame, permittez me to pay my profound esteem to your engaging person!— & to seal on your divine Lips my everlasting attachment!!!"

Britannia is saying, "Monsieur, you are truly a well-bred Gentleman!— &, tho' you make me blush, yet, you Kiss so delicately, that I cannot refuse you, tho' I was sure you would Deceive me again!!!"

MEDIUM: 1 print : etching, hand-colored.

CREATED/PUBLISHED: [London] : H. Humphrey, 1803 Jany 1st.

According to Wright & Evans, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray (1851, OCLC 59510372), pp. 223–4, "Another clever hit at the peace. The portraits of Napoleon and King George, suspended on the wall, appear to be shaking hands, but with a very bad grace. This caricature is said to have excited Napoleon's mirth to an unusual degree."
Русский: Карикатура на Амьенский мир, созданная Джеймсом Гилрей

Название: Первый поцелуй за десять лет!, или совещание Британии и гражданина Франсуа

Описание: высокий и худой французский офицер целует сидящую толстую, богато одетую Британию. Его шляпа и меч лежат на ковре. За спиной Британии, возле стены, лежат щит и трезубец. Над Британией и Франсуа находятся портреты Георга III и Наполеона, на портретах они смотрят на друг друга.

Офицер говорит: "Мадам, позвольте, чтобы я выказал вам мое глубокое уважение печатью моей вечной привязанности поцеловав вас!"

Британия: "Сударь, вы по-настоящему хорошо воспитанный джентльмен! Однако же вы заставляете меня краснеть, тем не менее, вы целуете так деликатно, что я не могу отказать вам, даже если бы я была уверена, что вы готовы обмануть меня еще раз!"
Date 1 January 1803
Source Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-8778 (colour film copy transparency), uncompressed archival TIFF version (49 MB), level colour (pick white point), rotated, cropped, and converted to JPEG (quality level 88) with the GIMP 2.4.5.
Author James Gillray (1756–1815)
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