The invasion, or, Perkins triumph…

The invasion, or, Perkins triumph

An engraving, in which a coach marked “Perkin” carries the Pretender, who is holding a mask and leaning out of the window as he cheers his adherents. The King of France is coachman; the Pope is postilion. A monk with the banner “Inquisition” is a running footman; the Devil and two monks hang on behind as footmen. A band of Scotsmen carry a banner “Slavery”. The coach has driven over a clergyman, a lawyer with “Magna Carta”, and the figure of Britannia who has dropped her purse and papers inscribed with representations of property — Leases, Bank, Exchequer, South Sea, India, and Mortgage. In the background, a monk oversees the burning of a martyr as a party of monks kneel before a cross. Several bodies hang from a triangular-shaped gallows. The setting is a town square formed by York Minster, St. James’s Palace, and the Admiralty Building, Westminster.
  • Artist: Mosley, Charles, ca. 1720-ca. 1770.
  • Title: The invasion, or, Perkins triumph : a Protestant print inscribed to all true lovers of their religion & liberty / C. Mosley invt. et sculpt.
  • Published: [London] : Publish’d according to Act of Parliament, Sep. 1745.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Acquired October, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

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