"Dorothy George dates this print 1798, but it belongs with the large group of French satires relating to the invasion plan of 1803, and is so placed by de Vinck"--Curator's comments, British Museum online catalog.
Library's copy trimmed within plate mark.
Behind a folding screen on the sea-shore, ten ugly Englishwomen with fans attempt to make a contrary wind to prevent the landing of a French fleet. One says to a terrified British officer crouching behind her petticoats: "Vite Caches-toi les voici". He exclaims "ah! je suis perdu!" Two French boats have reached land at left, their tricolour flag inscribed 'Liberté des Mers'. From the flimsy English barricade floats a pennant: 'Vaincre ou céder'. Cf. British Museum online catalog.