Sporting Anecdotes - the Hunted Tailor. - Plate 9. The Double Fracture___Or Breaking the Sabbath, and breaking the Window.'John Bishop a brisk looking knight of the thimble & shears, being tired of sitting cross-legged all the week resolved one Sunday upon having a day's Sporting, & while pursuing this recreation at Notting Hill, he espied a cock sparrow, chattering to his newly chosen mate on an opposite twig. The temptation to have a pop at his at all hazards, was irrisistible, & accordingly our sportsman levelled his piece, & having carefully closed both eyes pulled the trigger... Police Report, Morning Herald, Febry. 25 1834.'
Pubd. March, 1831. by R. Ackermann, Junr. At his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent Street.
Coloured aquatint. 370 x 270mm.
A sprting incident in rural Notting Hill.
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