Smithfield sharpers, or, The countrymen defrauded [graphic] / painted by T. Rowlandson ; etch'd by I.K. Sherwin.
- Smithfield sharpers, or, The countrymen defrauded [graphic] / painted by T. Rowlandson ; etch'd by I.K. Sherwin.
- Alternative Title
- Countrymen defrauded
- Sherwin, J. K. (John Keyse), 1751-1790, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1787 April 10
- Copyright Date
- [10 April 1787]
- Publication Place
- I. Read, No. 133 Pall Mall
- "Seven men (three-quarter length) are grouped round a card-table in a Smithfield tavern. One (right), young and innocent, inspects his cards; beside him an older countryman lies back asleep (right), his dog resting his head on his knee. The other gambler (left), holding his cards, looks at his victim. Three onlookers have crafty expressions. A fat man, smoking, approaches with a bowl of punch. In the bar (left) a fat woman chalks up a score. Coins, a watch, and pocket-book are on the table. A broken mirror and a picture of a horse decorate the walls."--British Museum online catalogue.
Title etched below image.
Twelve lines of verse below image, six lines on each side of title: Old Trusty with his town made friends ...
- 1 print : etching and engraving with stipple on wove paper ; plate mark 35.8 x 44.2, on sheet 36.5 x 44.9 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 3
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9672 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, page 46
- Orbis Record