A New Situation!
Pub March 20th 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching on watermarked paper, 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1828'. Shee size: 365 x 245mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
A scene on a street corner where an eleborately dressed older woman (right), with an oversized hat and frilled dress with large ballooned sleeves, and a dog at her feet, looks down on a younger woman, carrying a wicker basket. The older woman asks 'Bless me Mary_is that you - where do you live now?', to which the younger woman glumly replies, 'If you please mam - I dont live no where now, I'm Married!'. By William Heath (1794/5-1840) ex-Captain of Dragoons, illustrator of colour-plate books, and prolific caricaturist. He published regularly with Thomas McLean.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 32026] £280.00