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La Civilisation Anglaise - based on Gin (colour litho)

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La Civilisation Anglaise - based on Gin (colour litho)

3100101 La Civilisation Anglaise - based on Gin (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: La Civilisation Anglaise - based on Gin. lllustration for Le Grelot, 24 September 1882.); © Look and Learn

Media ID 22440138

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Criticism Drank Drugged Exploited Hard Liquor Power Self Satisfied Spirits Strength Booze Chineses Queen Victoria


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This print titled "La Civilisation Anglaise - based on Gin" transports us back to the 19th century, offering a satirical view of English civilization through the lens of gin consumption. Created by an anonymous French School artist, this colour lithograph captures the essence of exploitation and power dynamics prevalent during that era. The image portrays a scene where Queen Victoria symbolizes England's self-satisfied strength while surrounded by various elements representing different regions and cultures. The Chinese army is depicted as drugged and fatigued, highlighting their perceived weakness in comparison to the British forces. Africa stands exploited, with its resources being drained for European gain. Through biting criticism and clever satire, this artwork sheds light on the detrimental effects of alcohol, particularly gin, which was popular at that time. It exposes how Britain's thirst for liquor fueled its dominance over other nations. The artist skillfully conveys these complex themes using vibrant colors and intricate details. This thought-provoking piece invites viewers to reflect upon historical events such as colonialism and imperialism while questioning notions of power and cultural superiority. Displayed within a private collection but made accessible through Fine Art Finder's collaboration with Bridgeman Images, this photograph print serves as a reminder of how art can provoke meaningful discussions about societal issues that transcend time and place.

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