A Free born Englishman Quod petis hic est. [Ink mss.]
Pen & ink sketch, sheet 225 x 185mm. 9 x 7¼". Soiled and stained. Glued to album page.
A rustic character, a shepherd with his crook, enjoying a glass. Apparently a satire on the English love of alcohol, with a quotation from Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1661 - 1731) below: 'Slaves to their liquor, drudges to their pots,/ The mob are statesman and the statesmen lots.'
From an album titled 'Scraps and Sketches of the Late William Anderson Esqr/ collected by his Schoolfellow & Friend William Naylor.'
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