Sailors Carousing.This Plate (is with permission) dedicated to His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence by his most obedient & devoted humble Servant Ja.s Linnell.
London Published Aug.st 21.st 1807, by Ja.s Linnell, No.2. Streatham Str.t Charlotte Str.t Bloomsbury.
Mezzotint with large margins. Plate 527 x 655mm (20¾ x 25¾"). Repaired corner to upper right.
An interior full of sailors, some around a punch bowl on a table on the left, one sitting on top of a chest in the centre waving his hat, violinists in the left foreground beside three sailors playing a game on the floor involving a saucepan and watches, with empty bottles, cards and pipes littering the floor, a sailor supported by a girl in the right foreground, another dancing with two women behind.
Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Frankau: 246. CS: undescribed.
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