Fought All His Battles O'er Again and Thrice he Slew the Slain.
Publish'd 1st Jany. 1782.
Etching, 275 x 250mm. 10¾ x 9¾". One small closed tear at left; else a fine impression.
Social satire, oval design: an old military officer with a wooden leg describes his campaigns to two cronies. He is seated in a chair (right) in profile, wearing regimentals and sword, his wig with long loosely twisted pigtail queue. He has a wooden leg and holds a map or plan taken from the wall, showing it to a stout man sitting on his right, who looks at it through spectacles. The third man standing behind, his left arm on the back of the soldier's chair, looks over their shoulders at the map. At their feet a small dog lies asleep. Through the open door (left) a man is seen dancing along while he plays a fiddle. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 6139.
[Ref: 21971] £220.00