London. Publish'd Oct.r 21st 1781, by W. Dickinson, Engraver No. 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple with large margins. Platemark: 310 x 360mm (12¼ x 14¼"). Light foxing.
Three soldiers stand at attention outside a tent holding bayoneted muskets. Two are wearing high plumed busbies, the third a laced three cornered hat. The officer opposite them to the left, gives the word of command. In the foreground, a drummer boy sitting on the ground, places a hat on a dog who stands beside him. Two men stand to the right possibly Gordon Rioters, pointing jeeringly at the soldiers. Camps such as these were established in London during the Gordon Riots in Hyde Park, St. James's Park, and the garden on the British Museum, remaining there for several weeks.
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