I just had to take a picture of this one:
Click to enlarge and enjoy the text. I think that many would think that the description of that which Britannia stands for is still valid. The characterisation of France is perhaps no longer fair but for many authoritarian and dictatorial states it is.
One of the most interesting pieces was actually a large screen in four panels that was an example of the “cut & paste” style popular then. Various figures and scenes from Rowlandson’s prints had been cut out and pasted onto a screen to make a coherent design and then varnished. The idea was that not only did it act as a screen but also that, because it held many rather risque images, it could easily be folded away in more delicate company.
Prints were big business in Georgian times with many being sold in either black and white or colour versions and as bound collections. For those unable to afford them prints were often on display in print sellers’ windows acting as a kind of 18th century “Hello” magazine satirizing the celebrity, society figures of the day including the royal family.