The Sailor and Long-Back'd Horse.A British Tar coming to an Inn on his Road to Plymouth, and being a little behind the Lighter, was very desirous of borrowing a Horse,_The Ostler pleased with the whimsicality of the Old Boy, immediately brought one from the Stable, Jack taking a Study look, Avast cries he! that wont do, I want a Long-back'd Horse, 'cause as how d'ye see, I've a couple of Messmates to take Aboard. 180.
Published June 10.th 1797, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching with small margins. Plate 203 x 250mm (8 x 9¾").
Two individuals present a horse with a very long caricatured torso to a frowning sailor, after Richard Newton (1777–1798) an English caricaturist. This short-lived but brilliant 18th-century caricaturist published his first caricature at thirteen. His work included definitive caricatures expressing the English prejudice of the Scots as lean and hungry opportunists. He worked for radical publisher William Holland, producing powerful anti-slavery works among his output. Newton minded Holland's shop when Holland was imprisoned for sedition during 1793–4.
RMG: PAD4775. Alexander: 300.
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