Mr B. Promoted to Lieu.t & fist putting on his Uniform."Some are born great, some atchieve greatness." Twelfth Night _
Pub.d by Tho.s Mc.Lean 26. Haymarket Aug.t 1.st 1835.
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching. Plate 215 x 292mm. 8½ x 11½".
The Blockhead family, seemingly older by some ten years, admire W. B., now a sturdy young man, in smart tight-waisted lieutenant's uniform with knee-breeches. He looks over his shoulder at his reflection in a cheval-glass, beside which stands another young man dressed as a dandy. A lap-dog shaved in the French manner looks at itself in the glass. Mr. B. sits delightedly in an arm-chair. Mrs. B., stouter and less fashionable, stands by W. B.; the toddling child, now a little girl, stands behind her. A tiny boy holds the sword and eclipses himself with the cocked hat. An elder daughter stands by her father's chair. Three admiring servants stand just inside the door: the fat cook, a neat maid, and a gawky footman. One of six other designs by Captain Marryat.
BM Satires: 14096
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