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- Object: Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal
Anglers, using floats, stand on the neat bricked banks of the Canal. A fat 'cit' fishes patiently; a younger man in riding-dress says: "I often see you here Sir pray do you find much sport." The other answers: "Not much Sir - but I had a fine nibble about an hour ago." Two boys wearing short mess-jackets, long pantaloons, and helmets resembling those of light horse volunteers are together on the r. One says to his friend: "I say Jack Ill go there's no fish here." The other answers: "No fish - I like that - why Captain Cheshire the Cheesemonger of our Corps - caught one about a week ago almost as long as my hand." A dog swims in the water. On the farther bank are six other anglers. 1 January 1807 [reissue]
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- 1807 (reissue)
Height: 250 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 338 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
For 'cits' optimistically fishing in the (artificial) waters round London cf. BMSat 8939.
'Caricatures', viii. 144.
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