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A visit to the camp

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • A visit to the camp
  • Description

    Three elderly couples, much caricatured, walk arm in arm, one after the other from left. to right. through one of the camps (Coxheath or Warley) which were then so much visited. A smartly dressed soldier, wearing epaulettes, points out the way. The women are dressed in the fashion of the day, one wearing a large calash-hood, see BMSat 5434, &c. The foremost man affects a military bearing and walks as if marching. In the background are tents, beside them stands a woman with a military air. 25 November 1779 Hand-coloured etching


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1779
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 236 millimetres
    • Width: 357 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "Pubd by MDarly 39 Strand Novr 25 1779"
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
    One of many satires on militia camps, see BMSat 5523, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5602 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1779 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)   Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured etching

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