The Well Fed English Constable.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. Octr. 1st: 1771 by MDarly Engraver No.39 Strand.
Etching, 350 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Some offsetting.
A watchman in profile patting his enormous belly, holding his staff, two dogs slavering at a dead fowl in his pocket. The collar of one of the dogs is inscribed with the name of its owner, 'T. Guttle'. After Paul Sandby (1725 - 1809). From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires: 4641.
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