The country-man in London [graphic]
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- The country-man in London [graphic]
- Alternative Title
- Countryman in London
- Bannerman, Alexander, approximately 1730-, printmaker
Collet, John, 1725?-1780, artist.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
Smith, J. active approximately 1750-1792, publisher.
- Published / Created
- published as the act directs, Sepr. 1, 1771.
- Publication Place
- Printed for J. Smith, No. 35 Cheapside, & Robt. Sayer, No. 53 Fleet Street
"Satire on gullible youths and dishonest prostitutes. A bedroom in which a young countryman is seated at a table between two young women. His right leg is slung across the legs of the woman on the left; she wears a quilted petticoat and her neckline plunges to reveal a breast; she puts an arm around his shoulder and with the other picks his purse from pocket. His left arm is around the waist of the other woman, who gazes seductively at him and offers a punchbowl; playing cards lie on the table and the Queen of Hearts has fallen to the floor. On the back of the first woman's chair sits a parrot chewing a twist of lemon peel; the pimp and an old bawd stand behind the bed curtain watching the scene; a picture on the wall shows a sheep being fleeced; in front of the table, a dog chews the young man's copy of "The Journey to London"."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Temporary local subject terms: Bullies -- Countrymen -- Pictures amplifying subject: couple fleecing a ram -- Procuresses -- Pickpocketing -- Pets -- Male dress: countryman -- Furniture: tripod table -- Dishes: punch bowl -- Books: A journey to London -- Bed with curtains -- Literature: allusion to The provok'd husband, or journey to London by Sir John Vanburgh (1664-1726) and Colley Cibber (1671-1757).
- 1 print : plate mark 25.8 x 36.7 cm, on sheet 29 x 39 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Collection Title
- Page 11. New London spy, or, A twenty-four hours ramble through the bills of mortality.
- Collection/Other Creator
- King, Richard, Esq.
- Collection Date
- London : Printed for J. Cooke [and 3 others], [1771?].
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1771
Etchings England London 1771
- etching with engraving ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1771
England > London > 1771
Raphael, Herbert H. > Ownership
Fraser, William Augustus Sir, 1826-1898 > Ownership
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