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- Object: Naval eloquence.
The Duke of Clarence (three-quarter length), dressed as a rough sailor, stands full-face with folded arms, looking to the right with a belligerent stare. He wears a shapeless hat, a naval coat, striped trousers, a handkerchief knotted round his neck. He says: "Damn all Bond St Sailors I say, a parcel of smell smocks! they'd sooner creep into a Jordan than face the French! dam me!" 6 January 1795
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Height: 124 millimetres
Width: 81 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
For the Duke and Mrs. Jordan (and the coarse puns on her name) see BMSat 7835, &c. His service afloat ended with his promotion to rear-admiral 3 Dec. 1790. His applications for naval employment during the war were ignored or refused. 'D.N.B.' For Bond-street loungers cf. BMSat 8377, &c.
See BMSat 8653.
Impressions (coloured and uncoloured) printed separately are without title and inscriptions.
This impression is printed together with BM Satires 8599-8606 on the same uncut sheet, register nos. 1868,0808.6385,6387,6389,6391,6393,6395, 6397 and 6399.
For the series of eight prints BM Satires 8599-8606, see BM Satires 8599.
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