Tom Tackle relieving an Old Shipmate.
Very fine coloured mezzotint. Fantastically bright 18th century colour. 296 x 250mm.11¾ x 9¾". Trimmed to the image top and sides, and to just below the title at bottom. Some creasing.
A man turns up at the door holding a bag of coins, his arm outstretched to greet a friend who is on the ground, looking dishevelled, haggard and pale. A woman sits behind him clutching a baby, and a girl on the floor at her feet. Behind the man at the door stands another man. Two children rush up and on their knees beg and clutch to the man holding the wallet.
[Ref: 16348] £260.00