Johnny Newcome going to lay in Stock.Pl.1. Page 28.
London Pub.d Feb.y 1.st 1815 by P. Martin 198 Oxford Street.
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching. 132 x 204mm (5¼ x 8").
Johnny walks in profile to the right, towards the door of a Wine shop in Lisbon, Portugal. The shopman stands in the doorway, below the street-level, rubbing his hands in expectant delight. Over the window: 'Senior Cavigole Dealer in Army Stores'. Over the door: 'All sorts of Hams Tongues Pickles & Groceries Wines Rum. Brandy Hollands. Genebra and Pickled Tripes'. In the window are sugar-loaves, jars, candles, bottles, and hams. Military garments, a saddle, and other items hang outside the door. On the ground outside are a portmanteau, large oil-jars, sacks, muskets, horse-collar, cask, amongst other objects. John is closely followed by two emaciated beggars, one using a crutch. From "The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an Account of his Campaigns in the Peninsular and in Pall Mall: with Sketches by Rowlandson", a satire on soldiers in the Peninsular Wars.
BM Satires: 12485.
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