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Taking leave

Fox (right), hat in hand, bows humbly before Bonaparte (left), who stands arrogantly, arms akimbo, head in profile to the right. The First Consul wears military uniform, boots, an enormous sword; on his head is a mural crown decorated with a cannon and skull and cross-bones, and bristling with sabres, pistols and daggers.

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A conservative angel

Satire against Conservative policies: The ‘Conservative Angel’ top centre brings ‘all Ale to Spirits’, dispensing beer from a tankard marked ‘vote for Lush’. A ‘Nunn at Devotions’ prays for the defeat of radicals and two figures on a wheel are ‘just caught in the Conservative rat trap’.

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It's inhibition, not introversion. A satire on self-conscious folk like me.

I’m on my way to a party, prepared for the worst.  See, I’m an introvert. I don’t find any pleasure in talking to multiple strangers. It’s damaging to my nerves, unhealthy, you might say. 416 more words


Grinning at a gudgeon

An angler sitting on the branch of a tree overhanging a river in the rain, open umbrella over his shoulder, peering at a shoal of gudgeon grinning at him just out of reach of his hook.

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Oui, c'est bien Hugo Weaving

Écrit par Émilia d’Albret, image tirée du film. Cloud Atlas est l’un des derniers films de Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski et Lana Wachowski, mettant à l’affiche divers acteurs aux origines “diverses” : Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess et Doona Bae. 277 more words


A new deceptio visûs

A medley of images with a portrait of John Gay; half length, to the right, wearing a cap and plain jacket; in oval; in a medley of prints, set on background of a letter; the prints titled ‘The Spell’, ‘The Judgement’, and ‘Bumkinet’s Advice'; two further panels, one with a coin of George II, the other lettered ‘A new Deceptio Visus.

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A general retreat

Political satire: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) leading his Tory government ministers in flight from its attack on the castle of ‘Reform’ (as inscribed to the Tricolore flag of liberty that flies from the tower).

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