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Image ID:
lwlpr00118
Call Number:
778.00.00.09+
Title:
The Manchester hero, or, Arts yield to arms from the original picture by John Collet in the possession of Carington Bowles.
Related Title:
Arts yield to arms
Published:
[London] : Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles at his map & print warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, published as the act directs [1778?]
Description:
1 print : mezzotint, hand-colored ; sheet 36 x 26 cm.
Notes:
Sheet trimmed within plate mark. | Date surmised from George, v. 5, Appendix, "Key to the dates of the series of Mezzotints issued by Carington Bowles." | Numbered in lower left of plate 381.
Reference:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 5, no. 4556
Summary:
In front of a cottage, a long-haired young apprentice or tradesman in his leather apron smiles proudly as he tries on a red military coat, despite the pleas of his sweetheart who tries to pull him away. A young recruiting sergeant offers the new recruit
Subjects:
  •  Military uniforms - British - 18th century.
  • Hats.
  • Recruiting & enlistment - England - Manchester.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Mezzotints - England - London - 1778.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Collet, John, 1725?-1780, artist.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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