The Virginia Fishing Smack!!!
Pub June 26 1827 by S. W. Fores Piccadilly.
Etching. Sheet size: 245 x 340mm (9½ x 13¼"). Trimmed inside plate. Small tear in upper edge. Sheet slightly grubby. Tear inside right edge, stained.
George IV, dressed as a fisherman, sits in a flat bottomed boat, 'The Piscator of Virginia', bobbing for eels, his left arm round Lady Conyngham, to whom he gives a kiss. In his right hand is a 'bob', a short stout rod, the line terminating in a bunch of threads baited with worms which are under water. The words of a song float from their occupied lips. In the bows is a mast and sail below which are a big glass jar containing worms, and an open book inscribed, 'Broad Grins. Like some Fat Gentleman who Bobs for Eels'.
BM Satires 15410.
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