A Cornish Hug.A Beau t'other Day made a Monkey like spring...[etc.]
Etching, sheet 340 x 250mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed to plate. Some stain spots.
A feisty female fish seller at Billingsgate market in the City of London exacts a unique revenge upon a man who has upset her stall - a "rib-squeezing hug". Social satire by John Nixon (c.1750 - 1818), amateur watercolourist and designer and maker of satirical prints. Also city trade merchant.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10827] £360.00