'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François'
'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen Francois', 1803, (1921). Citizen Francois (representing France): 'Madame, permittez me, to pay my profound esteem to your engaging person! & to seal on your divine Lips my everlasting attachment!!!'. Britannia replies: '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!!!' Above them are portraits of George III and Napoleon, facing each other. After an engraving by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey on the occasion of the Treaty of Amiens which temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. The print is said to have much amused Napoleon. From "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]
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A sitting mother goddess / fertility figure
A sitting mother goddess / fertility figure. She has exaggerated breasts, hips and belly. The right hand rests on the breast and the left on the hip. The flattened top of the head is a stylised depiction of a crown, a symbol of power. Culture: Ancient Anatolian. Date/Period: Neolithic - c.6th millenium BC. Place of Origin: Anatolia, Turkey. Material Size: Stone. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Schimmel Collection, New York . Location: 05.
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Ernest Bevin, British Labour politician, 1933. Artist: Unknown
Ernest Bevin, British Labour politician, 1933. Bevin was an outspoken opponent of fascism and of the Conservative government's policy of appeasement during the 1930s. He served as Minister for Labour in the wartime coalition government during World War II and was Foreign Secretary in Labour's postwar administration. A print from a supplement to The New Statesman and Nation, 30th December 1933.
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