Two Bloods of Humour, returning from the Bagnio, after having kept it up.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Light crease.
Social satire with a drunken and exhausted gentleman escorted from a sedan chair to his residence by two men. His servant waits in the doorway. Reduced copy of an earlier print, which carried additional text reading 'I say keep it up- keep it up- 'tis life my boy- so let's keep it up'. An impression in the British Museum has 'Covent Garden' written in an early hand below the text, suggesting a possible location for the scene.
BM Satires 4521 (copy); Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 39996] £140.00