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The Contrasts

Etched by Rowlandson after a design by Lord George Murray, a Kent clergyman, these prints were circulated as anti-Revolutionary propaganda by the Crown and Anchor Society. They suggest that British liberty will lead to peace while the ideals pursued in France will lead to poverty, fear and violence. The etchings were sold at a very low price and were available in bulk for circulation around the country. They could be purchased coloured or uncoloured. Cat. 39 was probably purchased by Queen Victoria, 1854 Cats 38 and 39