The Night Constable.
Publish'd as the Act directs July. 10. 1785. by G.M.Woodward No.28 Carey Street. Lincolns Inn London.
Hand coloured stipple with etching, very scarce. Sheet size: 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed inside plate. Light spotting in areas.
A scene within the interior of a watch-house. A watchman stands facing an elderly constable who sits frowning in his arm chair. He holds out a broken lantern and points to a thin, fashionably dressed, and apparently drunken man who stands beside him with closed eyes, holding a large stick in his left hand. Next to the constable is a clerk writing at a desk. The room is lit by a lantern slung from the roof. A map on the wall apparently represents the roads of the parish and the beats of the watchmen.
[Ref: 36740] £360.00