A Stitch in time saves Nine.Dedicated to Lord Darnley.
Published by Berthoud & Son, 65 Quadrant. [n.d., c.1828.]
Rare coloured aquatint. Sheet 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
A woman makes an emergency repair to the calf of a man's hose as he glares over his shoulder. On the wall behind are oval pictures of a couple dancing and a violin, with a scroll marked 'Walts' (waltz), all suggesting this was a dancing catastrophe. Although there was a contemporary Lord Darnley (John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley, 1767-1831), the dedication seems to be a pun on darning rather than a personal satire.
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