Teague's Ramble at Charing Cross.So rambling Teague, with Vacant Visage Joggs, / Afar from his Barren wilds and Native boggs. / A link boy points the Thoughtless Oaf his Way, / So Will O'th Wisp of leads the Kern Astray; / A nymph and Baw'd, his wand'ring footsteps Wait,/ And leave his pockets empty as his pate; / The raving rakeshell finds to late his Loss, / Then curses night intrigues and Charing Cross.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t Aug 26 1747. Sold by T.Jefferys at the Corner of St Martins Lane Charing Cross and W.Herbert at the Golden Globe on London Bridge.
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Cut to image. Creasing.
A drunken Irishman on the tiles in London, suggested by a character in Sir Robert Howard's comic play, 'The Committee'. Whitman suggests that McArdell drew the picture; Chaloner Smith states that it was probably one of the engraver's fellow pupils.
CS: 210; Whitman: 199. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34575] £280.00