Patience at Paddington or Angling in the Junction Canal. 302
Hand coloured etching. On watermarked paper, '1818'. Sheet size: 265 x 415mm (10¼ x 16¼"). Trimmed inside plate at lower edge. Small hole in the centre of the sheet.
Anglers, using floats, stand on the neat bricked banks of the Canal. A fat 'cit' fishes patiently whilst a younger man in riding-dress says: 'I often see you here Sir pray do you find much sport.' The other answers: 'Not much Sir - but I had a fine nibble about an hour ago.' Two boys wearing short mess-jackets, long pantaloons, and helmets resembling those of light horse volunteers are together on the left. One says to his friend: 'I say Jack Ill go there's no fish here.' The other answers: 'No fish - I like that - why Captain Cheshire the Cheesemonger of our Corps - caught one about a week ago almost as long as my hand.' A dog swims in the water below. Six other anglers are seen on the other bank to the right.
BM Satires 10890.
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