Plate. 2. Jack in the Bilboes, From M.r Dibdin's celebrated Song, call'd My Poll & my partner Joe.Till woe is me so lubberly, The press gang came and pressed me.
Pub. As the Act directs Sept 19: 1790 by P.Cornman, Great Newport Street.
A very rare mezzotint. 400 x 455mm. Platemark cracked losing margins at top and bottom left; paper age-toned.
A pressgang seizing a waterman on the morning of his wedding day.
Frankau 169; NMM PAH7342 . Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4293] £260.00