The City Train'd Bands Recruiting Serjeant.
Etching, 175 x 250mm. 7 x 9¾".
A new recruit with a peg-leg is presented to a startled-looking recruiting officer of the much-caricatured City of London militia. A small militia man stands behind with a gun over his shoulder, having removed his hat, like the first man. A portrait and maps on the wall of the office, a sword on the table and musket lying on the floor below. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '14' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14538] £240.00