Real Inhabitants of this Earth.
London Published: Jany. 10th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin & Republished 1805 by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street.
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. Watermarked: 1802. 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼". Fly spots at top.
An elderly man, his profile caricatured, dressed as a military officer, inspects through a glass a fat man and boy, both Dutch, wearing baggy breeches and sabots, who lean against a rail, the man smoking a pipe. A pretty young woman, wearing a high-waisted travelling dress and small hat, takes the officer's arm; her left hand is in a large muff. Behind are the masts of a vessel backed by chalk cliffs, showing that the rail edges a small creek or harbour; on the right are a beam and pulley; lower right a dog. From a set of six plates by Shepheard after Bunbury.
BM Satires: 11456.
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