[Pair] Plate 1. The Contented Waterman / Plate 2. Jack in the Bilboes.[Plate 1.] From Mr. Dibdin's celebrated Song, call'd My Poll & my partner Joe. My pot was smug, well fill'd my keg, My grunter in the sty. / [Plate 2.] From Mr. Dibdin's celebrated Song, call'd My Poll & my partner Joe. Till woe is me so lubberly, The press gang came and pressed me.
Published as the Act directs, Sept. 8. 1806, by James Linnell, No. 2 Streatham Str. Charlotte Str. Bloomsbury.
Pair of mezzotints, very fine colour with large margins & rare; printed in colour. Plate size: 460 x 410mm, 18 x 16" each. Unexamined out of frame.
Plate 1. Subject from Charles Dibdin's 'the Waterman'; a family outside a small house on the waterfront, with a view of the river to left, and a small boat tethered alongside, the waterman standing leaning on the back of a chair upon the seat of which his young daugther leans playing with a doll, his wife seated sewing at left with dog at feet, a young man seated to right, drinking, beside a pig in its sty. Plate 2. A pressgang seizing a waterman on the morning of his wedding day.
Frankau: 71 II of II; 169 II of II.
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