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- Object: A sailor sitting for his miniature.
The artist [a portrait of Woodward], wearing a flowered dressing-gown, sits in profile to the right. at a sloping desk, painting on a small oval a bust portrait of a sailor who sits truculently (r.), smoking a pipe, arms akimbo. The sailor wears a round hat, short jacket, knotted handkerchief, striped trousers and buckled shoes. On his cheek is a round black patch. At his elbow is a punch-bowl. He says: "Come my Hearty - mind what you are at - make good use of your Eyes - you know the terms on which I set sail - ten golden quids if you come to Anchor in ten minutes - but a minute beyond time, and you have but five you know, so heave a head do you hear - and lay in plenty of the true-blue about the jacket, - and Harkee Young-one - don't forget the beauty spot on the lar-board side of my Cheek - Poll calls it her hearts delight, - well this same painting is a fine knack to be sure - but I am rather puzzled about one thing - If you can get my hulk, head, and stern into that there little bit of ivory - d------n me, but I think you would be able to tow a seventy-four through one of the cock boat Arches of London Bridge." Cf. BMSat 10901. c.1803 as re-issued by Tegg in 1807 (or later)
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Height: 265 millimetres
Width: 342 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
Another impression ('Caricatures', x. 96), serial number altered to '241 [See also 1935,0522.10.96]'. Roberts's imprint cropped.
Plate numbered 242.
Woodward is identifiable as the miniature painter by comparison with the stipple portrait by Cheesman after Adam Buck used as the frontispiece to his "Fugitive and Other Literary Works" (1805) - see 1868,0808.2139
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