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Album containing 58 small drawings; miscellaneous daily-life subjects and figure studies completed between 1772 and 1827. Watercolour and pen and ink.
1. A Farmyard. A farmer and a milkmaid watching ducks and pigs feeding. No inscription.
2. A Thames-side wharf. Boats being loaded with barrels at a wharf. No inscription.
3. The Landlady. An old bachelor by his fireside turning to talk to the landlady. No inscription.
4. Angling. A man baiting his hook on the bank of a pond, with a girl on one side and a dog on the other; a house in a garden beyond. Inscribed below, “Summer house on Croom’s Hill, to the right. of Greenwich Park. Cf. Sketch in a similar album ex coll. Gilbertson, and now belonging to Major Dent.”
5. “The Beauty and the Beast.” A hideous-looking man offering 2 huge money-bags to a scornful beauty. Inscribed with title.
6. “Peace and Plenty.” A soldier and sailor, home from the wars, each with a wooden leg, drinking punch with a woman who sits between them on their knees. Inscribed with title.
7. At Chislehurst. A tradesman meeting a girl with flowers in her hand in front of the gate of a park which a man in a cloak is entering. Inscribed with a quotation from a guide book, “Chislehurst, a village near Bromley, etc.”
8. The Faro table. A group of gamblers round a hazard table. No inscription.
9. Asking the way. A young man with a bundle on his shoulder asking his way of a woman riding home; a windmill on a hill beyond. No inscription.
10.The Ship’s carpenter. A naval officer giving directions to a carpenter who is working on the bows of a ship in dock. No inscription.
11. Illustration to an Eastern story. A man whipping another man whom he has harnessed to a grinding-mill. No inscription.
12. “Farewell old fumbler.” A sailor and a woman carrying a chest and a bag of money, kicked out of a house by a stout old gentleman with a candle in his hand. Inscribed with title.
13. The Glutton. A plethoric bald-headed glutton eating and drinking. Inscribed at top with title, “Such whose sole Bliss is eating, who can give but that one Brutal Reason why they live. Congreve.”
14. Portrait study. Head of a man in three-quarter face looking l. No inscription.
15. On a balcony. A lady and gentleman drinking wine together on a balcony. No inscription.
16. Study of a preacher, with face and hands uplifted. No inscription.
17. Portrait study. Half-length of a man sitting at a table and smiling. No inscription.
18. Head of a divine. Profile head looking l, wearing a skull cap. No inscription.
19. The Barber. A barber pouring a stream of lather over his customer’s face. No inscription.
20. South Sea Islanders, one with a fishing net, another with a pole on his shoulder, by the sea shore. No inscription.
21. A Rustic encounter. A man and woman meeting near a stile at the entrance to a wood. No inscription.
22. “Last Scene of all.” Head of an old man in the last stage of decrepitude, watched by a buxom nurse. In-scribed with quotations from the Psalms, “The Days of our age are threescore and ten”, etc., and from Shakespeare, “Last scene of All that ends this strange eventful history”, etc.
23. Masqueraders. A man and woman. No inscription.
24. The Visit of Dr. Syntax to the Widow Hopefull at York. Dr Syntax at supper with the widow, who holds a guitar; Squire Hearty peeping from behind a screen. Inscribed below, “Nothing is so intoler-able as a rich Woman”. Etched by the artist for “ The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax”.
25. “The Old have Interest ever in their eye.” Study of an old man’s and old woman’s heads, side by side. Inscribed with above title.
26. Going to market. A young farmer and his wife walking across the fields with basket and bag. No inscription.
27. Going to market. A woman on a donkey with panniers followed by a man in a smock frock. No inscription.
28. Dr. Syntax and his counterpart drinking punch together. Etched by the artist for “The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax”. No inscription. Pen and ink only.
29. Missing the coach. A stout lady and a boy rail at the coach they have missed which disappears down a hill. No inscription. Pen and ink only.
30. ”How to make the best of him”. A man trying to encourage the jaded nag he is riding. Inscribed with above title.
31. Head of a crocodile and parallel human profile. No inscription.
32. Carpet beating. A couple covered in dust from a carpet which 2 men are beating in the street; a beggar pilfering from a pedlar, l. Inscribed below, “Miserys[i.e. Miseries] of London”.
33. The Thieving cat. An angry cook catching a cat in the act of stealing a fish. No inscription.
34. Home from the wars. A soldier in tattered uniform and with bare feet being led home by his father and mother. No inscription.
35. Youthful thieves. Two boys and two girls interrupted while stealing from a greengrocer’s shop by an old woman who attacks them with a broom. No inscription.
36. Market at Woolwich[?]. Women buying crockery at a stall in an open-air market; shipping beyond. No inscription.
37.” Woolwich market”. Buyers and sellers at the stalls; a church in the background. Inscribed below with above title.
38. Horses taking fright in a storm. A wagon with 4 horses, bolting in fright at a thunderstorm, throwing the driver into the road. No inscription.
39. “James Gillett of Brize Norton.” The farmer looking on while his wife feeds poultry in a yard. Inscribed below with above title.
40. Fishwives arguing on a beach. Groups of people and a small boat with a sail nearby. No inscription.
41. Bailiffs outwitted. A woman pours boiling water on 2 bailiffs as the debtor escapes through the window. No inscription.
42. “La Laitiere et le pot de lait.” A milkmaid who has stumbled and fallen with her pot of milk; a church and trees in the background. Inscribed below with above title.
43. “A Horse with a nose.” A man starting from an inn-door, vainly trying to pull his horse’s head round; 3 men drinking outside the inn. Inscribed below with above title.
44. “The Caricature portfolio.” A group of men and women looking over a portfolio at a desk together. Inscribed below with above title.
45. A Windy day. 2 girls, 1 of them blown down by a gust, the other carried up with her umbrella into the air; an old man and his daughter struggling against the wind. No inscription.
46. “Flights of fancy. Sign of the bear broke loose.” A man and woman and their monkey and puppies distraught at the entrance of a bear into their bedroom. Inscribed above with title.
47. A Bull amok in a crowded street. No inscription.
48. “Commercial Dock, Deptford.” The entrance to the dock, with a glimpse of the river; sailors round a capstan in the foreground. Inscribed below with the above title.
49. The Concealed lover. A man and his wife in night-dress threateningly open a door behind which the lover lies concealed; a girl on the left protests with arms outstretched. No inscription.
50. The Baby. A nurse presenting a baby to its father. No inscription.
51. “Road to ruin.” A man and a woman riding together; following them, a man in a light pony-cart, driven by a woman. Inscribed below with the above title.
52. Waggoner and chambermaid. A maid with a candle coming out of an inn door to speak with a waggoner who has just unharnessed his horse. No inscription.
53. Illustration to an opera. A young lady between an officer and a divine, holding their hands, while all sing. No inscription.
54. A Mishap. A lady pitched from her horse on her head and exposed to the astonished curiosity of her Irish servant. No inscription.
55. Prisoners embarked in a boat. Soldiers putting 2 men on board a boat to join a number of others. No inscription.
56. A Dance of death. Skeletons in a churchyard dancing to Death’s piping. No inscription.
57. Mounting a horse. A stout little man trying to mount a restive horse, while a woman beats a dog with a broom. No inscription.
58. Two monks and a nun. No inscription.
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2006 April-Oct, London, Museum of London, 'Satirical London:...'
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