A Game of Whist. Tom and Jerry among the Swell 'Broad Coves'.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, Jan.y 1 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate. Cut to plate.
Jerry plays whist as a black servant offers him wine. A man lounging against the chimney-piece watches Jerry's cards in the mirror and signals to Jerry's opponent. Tom sits over fruit and wine. The pair had accepted an invitation to dine from elegantly dressed card-sharpers who had lost heavily to them at the Cock Pit. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14344.
[Ref: 34349] £60.00