The Invasion, England (Plate II)

William Hogarth, English, 1697 - 1764


published March 8, 1756

Etching with engraved additions on laid paper


Plate: 12 7/16 × 15 3/16 in. (31.6 × 38.5 cm)

Sheet: 16 15/16 × 22 13/16 in. (43.1 × 58 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, top left to right: Design'd & Etch'd by Wm.. Hogarth ENGLAND PLATE 2d. c. Published'd according to Act of Parliament March 8th. 1756.; inscribed, in plate, bottom left to right: See John the Soldier, Jack the Tar, / With Sword & Pistol arm'd for War, / Should Mounsir dare come here ! / The Hungry Slaves have smelt our Food, / They long to taste our Flesh and Blood, / Old England's Beef and Beer! / Britons to Arms! and let 'em come! / Be you but Britons still, Strike Home, / And Lion-like attack 'em; / No Power can stand the deadly Stroke, / That's given from hands & hearts of Oak, / With Liberty to back em.


James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2015.

Catalogue Raisonne

Paulson (2) 203, III/III

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