Loyal London Volunteers, Preparing for a Field Day. Quarter before Six, M.T. 318.
Etching, with large margins. Plate 297 x 241mm (11¾ x 9½"). Crease.
In a bare breakfast parlour are three volunteers, in different stages of preparation. By an open door is a small round table with tea-pot and cups; a liveried servant enters with a steaming urn. A young man, fully dressed and wearing a much-plumed helmet, holds a musket at attention, admiring himself in a wall-mirror. A stout man wrapped in a sheet is being shaved by a barber or valet. A young man wearing breeches and boots with shirt and braces tickles the chin of a young woman who holds a musket.
BM Satires: 10215.
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