Calais gate: the Host is administered to sick people, while emaciated and ragged French people go about their business

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Calais gate: the Host is administered to sick people, while emaciated and ragged French people go about their business. Etching by C Mosley after W Hogarth. Only the friar is fat, all other denizens of Calais are emaciated, the cook is struggling under the sirloin of beef; representing the folly of the French as their addiction to fashion and to the Church of Rome. Created 6th March 1749. Calais (France). Contributors: William Hogarth (1697–1764); Charles Mosley (approximately 1720–approximately 1770). Work ID: xuhmjtpq.

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