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- Object: Lady Gorget raising Recruits for Cox-Heath
A lady seated on a settee (right) looking towards three yokels who stand before her (left). She is wearing riding-dress of a military cut, an officer's coat with epaulettes, and a gorget, the sign of an officer on active service. A bunch of seals hangs from her double-breasted waistcoat. She wears a large feathered hat with a military cockade, and holds a tasselled cane under her left arm. She is addressing a young man wearing spatterdashes and holding his hat, he smiles sheepishly. Another young man wearing a hat stands behind him (left), one hand on his shoulder. The third, wearing a smock frock, holds his hat to his mouth, grinning. Outside the window (left) are the tents of the camp. 4 June 1781
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Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 248 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
One of many satires on camp-life connected with the camps at Coxheath and Warley. See BMSat 5523, &c.
For a dated impression, see 2010,7081.1219; for a proof before letters, see 2010,7081.1220.
Dighton's original watercolour for this print from the collection of Mr Jeffrey Rose was sold at Sotheby's, 23 February 1978, lot 88. There is also a reduced version published by Carington Bowles (2010,7081.1912)
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