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A handsome woman sits in a bergère (left), watching two men. A young man, wearing a 'Jean-de-Bry coat (see BMSat 9425), short double-breasted waistcoat, and long pantaloons, stands with his hands in his coat pockets, talking to an old man wearing a star who stands (right), chapeau-bras, with flexed knees, leaning on a cane. The woman says: "I wish Gentlemen you would come to some decision, - it is terrible to be kept in this suspence!" The young man: "I assure you my Lord - what I ask is extremely reasonable, - for on the world of a Gemmen - If I chose to run the risk - I might make five times the money of her in the Crim-Con line." The old man: "As you cant agree together - I think I am very good to take her off your hands at any rate, - You know Jack - I dont mind a few Guineas one way or the other - but you really over-rate the Article - it is complete forestalling! in short you'll entirely ruin the regular Markets."
A Tegg re-issue of a Roberts plate of October 1801?
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Height: 271 millimetres
Width: 349 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
A re-issue (Roberts's imprint removed). Tegg's imprint begins in 1806, but costume, the pun on peace negotiations (cf. BMSat 9726), and the allusion to forestalling (cf. BMSat 9717), all suggest the year 1801. For crim. con. damages, cf. BMSat 8928, &c, 9807, 10668.
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