French Privateers, Cruising in the English Channel.
Printed for Carrington Bowles. No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 4 June 1792.
Hand coloured mezzotint, very fine. Platemark: 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Very slight damage in title area.
A risque image showing six French émigrés grouped at the roadside beside a signpost pointing to 'London' in one direction, and to 'Dover' in the other. A lean and elderly woman holding a poodle stands with her left hand in the arm of a man wearing a cocked hat with. On the right are two women holding large muffs. A second clipped poodle runs beside them. In the background is a coach inscribed 'London Dover Canterbury' is driving towards London with outside passengers; one, a sailor, waves his hat. The gable end of a cottage and trees complete the background.
BM Satires ref: 8226.
[Ref: 36988] £490.00