A Cold Season.
Pub.d 12th Feb.y 1799 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching. 200 x 245mm, 8 x 9¾".
A street scene in snow. A cook's boy has fallen, and the dishes from the tray on his head (a sucking-pig, &c.) slide to the ground. A man with skates muffled in great-coat and two ladies holding muffs to their faces hasten towards the spectator; others hurry along in back view. The nearest house is a 'Lottery office', a man comes out holding a ticket '5000 ... Blank'. In the background two men shovel snow from the roof of a high house onto passers by; one flees, another is prostrate.
BM Satires 9496.
[Ref: 12099] £100.00