Smuglers, hideing a Cargo.
Aquatint. Plate 266 x 203mm. 10½ x 8". Tear in lower edge.
Smugglers unloading barrels and hiding them in the cellars of the abbey. Uncoloured aquatint with the moon shining through the arch of the ruined abbey. Fores transparencies were popular amusements in the late 18th and early 19th century. S.W.Fores was son of a cloth mechant. Founded his business as a printseller in 1783, specialising in caricatures.
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