"More pigs than teats," - or - The new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death
28.7 cm x 41.1 cm (11 5/16 in. x 16 3/16 in.)
(London, 1757 - 1815, London)
Medium and Support:
Etching with hand-coloring
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Anonymous gift, 2010
In this print, John Bull, the British equivalent of Uncle Sam, is shocked to find numerous ‘piglets’ suckling his already exhausted sow. The greedy claimants are clamoring to reach a teat of the United Kingdom and are sure to suck it dry, making the nation vulnerable to ‘Boney’, slang for Napoleon.