Tom, Jerry and Logic, backing Tommy, the Sweep, at the Royal Cockpit.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, April 1821.
Fine hand-coloured etching and aquatint. 146 x 230mm. 5¾ x 9". Small rust spot lower right outside title area.
The Royal Cockpit was an early theatre in London, located at the rear of the Palace of Whitehall. It was originally built by Henry VIII, and it was used as a cockpit for cockfighting. From Pierce Egan's "Life in London". Spectators surround the pit with the 'feeders' in the arena, each behind his bird; Tom makes a bet, signalling across the pit.
BM Satires: 14343.
[Ref: 19662] £95.00