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- Object: Best Havannah. Returns. Pig Tail. Tabac Exquis
 A very thin and would-be fashionable young man stands in profile to the right, smoking a slim cigar.  A very broad hackney-coachman puffs at a very long clay pipe. He wears a long greatcoat with capes, over bulging coats and clumsy top-boots, with small top-hat.  A sailor in striped shirt and loose white trousers, chewing a quid with a pugnacious sideways look, stands full-face, taking tobacco from his box.  A Frenchman stands full-face, taking a pinch from a snuff-box. A poodle stands beside him. His ear-rings, hat with truncated conical crown, and full white trousers gathered at the ankle indicate his nationality. 1 April 1825
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Height: 236 millimetres
Width: 326 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
A companion plate to No. 14907, with the same imprint.
'Returns' [as used in the title]= a cheap form of tobacco: cf. 'The Tobacco Controversy', Bell's Life in London, 14 Oct. 1827: 'Cigars, Canaster and returns | Each with revengeful ardour burns . . .'
Original pen drawing, reversed in engraving. Inscription: 'Tabac Exquis; vide Palais Royal—Pigtail; vide Wapping—Returns; vide Smithfield—Real Havannah; vide St. James's.' Signed 'Crowquill Esq del.'. Binyon, ii. 163.
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