'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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The meeting of Shah Jahan and Jahangir attended by nobles at court in Lahore, 1620
The meeting of Shah Jahan and Jahangir attended by nobles at court in Lahore, 1620. Shah Jahan was the third son of Jahangir. His grandfather, the emperor Akbar, christened him "Khurram", or "joyous". Detail. Country of Origin: India. Culture: Moghul. Date/Period: Mid-18th century. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Library, London . Location: 18.
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'Paolo and Francesca da Rimini (detail)', 1855. Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
'Paolo and Francesca da Rimini (detail)', 1855. Left hand panel of a triptych housed in the Tate Britain. From The Studio Volume 65. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1915]
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