What d'ye think of ME?
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1796]
Mezzotint with large margins, sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Repaired small tear top right.
A buxom woman, probably a St. Giles's barmaid, standing hands on hips. Behind her is a chalked ale-house score and small tankard (indicating gin) and a glass. One of many 'droll' mezzotints in roundels made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814), who after the death of John Collet in 1780 became the foremost designer of such images.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CLB ii/ii [series number excised]; BM Satires 9103; for another droll after Dighton see ref. 32347
[Ref: 32381] £140.00