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Image ID:
lwlpr04257
Call Number:
778.00.00.19+
Title:
An officer in the light infantry, driven by his lady to Cox-Heath from the original picture by John Collet in the possession of Carington Bowles.
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 ; plate mark 357 x 253 mm., on sheet 41 x 30 cm.
Notes:
Title from item. | Publication date erased from print. | 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 391.
Reference:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 4, no. 4562
Summary:
A lady, wearing over her dress a military coat with epaulets, stands plying her whip as she drives the two small white ponies who pull her carriage past the Cox Heath signpost. Her clothes mirror those of the fat and elderly militia officer who sleeps in
Subjects:
  •  Military uniforms - British - 18th century.
  • Military officers - British - 18th century.
  • Sleeping.
  • Clothing & dress - England - 1770-1780.
  • Carriages & coaches - England - 18th century.
  • Covered wagons - England - 18th century.
  • Horses.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1778.
  • Mezzotints - England - London - 1778.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Collet, John, 1725?-1780, artist.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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