Freedom, Peace, Plenty, All in Vain Advance, Spurn'd by Britannia's Children, Dupes to France
Anonymous, British, 18th century British
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Allegorical figures are used here to comment on a Treaty of Alliance, which France and the United States formed in 1778, during the Revolutionary War--promising to support one another if attacked by the British. For France, this guaranteed the support of the United States if Britain were to break the peace. Britannia is shown climbing over a French shield and the treaty, to confront soldiers. Behind are figures representing Peace and Plenty.