A Military Salutation.
Pub.d Jan.y 1. [1807 scratched from plate] by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet size: 273 x 410mm (10¾ x 16"). Trimmed inside plate. Light creasing. Some surface dirt.
A fashionably dressed slim young man, stands with his clasped hands, facing a man with his arms and legs in wrappings, and says, 'stand at ease'. The ailing figure, wearing a night cap, sits in an armchair with his legs resting on a stool, answers, his face distorted with pain, 'Yes - its very fine talking - but if you had such a Confounded Gout, as I have young man You'd find it d----d difficult to sit at ease'.
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