The City Sheep Shearing.
Published by SW Fores no 50 Piccadilly April 12th 1809.
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked: 1805. 222 x 336mm (8¾ x 13¼"). Cut.
Three men shear four rams with human faces and long spiral horns. The first, still unshorn, has the bottle-nose and drink-blotched face of Curtis; a large bell hangs from his neck. He is Quin, who took an active part against Flower. The second, Councillor Waithman (a draper), holds Flower, the Mayor, labelled ‘The Flower of the Flock’, who is almost shaved. The third, Alderman Harvey Combe, uses a comb. He holds Alderman Price ; beside him is another ram (Shaw), completely shorn and dejected.
BM Satires: 11309.
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