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Ambition Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 22 pictures in our Ambition collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Cartoon, British Tars, towing the Danish Fleet into Harbour Featured Print

Cartoon, British Tars, towing the Danish Fleet into Harbour

Cartoon, British Tars, towing the Danish Fleet into Harbour; the Broadbottom Leviathan trying to swamp Billy's old Boat, & the little Corsican tottering on the Clouds of Ambition, by James Gillray. Showing outgoing coalition ministers spouting water ineffectively at a boat named the Billy Pitt (after the former Prime Minister). John Bull sits outside a pub named The Good Old Royal George and shout Rule Britannia. A small Napoleon up in the sky looks on in consternation. The three sailors are Hawkesbury, Castlereagh and Canning, who have replaced the former ministers. The cartoon is a comment on an international power struggle and an invasion plot which was foiled. Date: 1807

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library