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- Object: Lowest "life in London" - Tom, Jerry and Logic, among the unsophisticated sons and daughters of nature, at "All Max" in the East.
Illustration to Pierce Egan's Life in London, page 286. Customers drink and smoke, seated round the walls of a sordid room, while a black woman and a coal-whipper (Black Sal and dusty Bob) dance a double shuffle. A baby on the lap of a woman smoking a pipe extends its arms to its mother, while Jerry pours gin down the mouth of the wooden-legged fiddler. Logic sits with a woman on each knee, one black. Tom makes overtures to the fat mistress of the house who stands by the fire over which is a notice: All Lickers To Bee Paed For On Delivery. The room is lit by a gas-jet.
Bound in the 1821 edition of Pierce Egan's Life in London, printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones. (See 1864,0611.376-412. 184.c.7)
1 May 1821
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint
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Height: 145 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 237 millimetres (approx. page size)
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952.)
Max = gin. This public-house was the Coach and Horses, Nightingale Lane, East Smithfield. Hindley, True Hist, of Tom and Jerry, 1888, p. 154. A woodcut vignette of the dancing pair represented 'Low Life' on the covers of the monthly parts; cf. No. 14334. See No. 14633.
For further information on the publication, see 1864,0611.376.
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Associated Title: Life in London
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