- Museum number
Object: [Pl. 5, no title]
Series: Scraps and sketches
 'Preservation'. Night scene. Gamekeepers ruthlessly shoot down or bludgeon poachers; pheasants roost on bare branches above the smoke. (See No. 16817.)
 'An African Settlement'. A graveyard. Large rectangular tombs are inscribed respectively 'The Barracks, The Castle, The Hospital, Orphan Asylum, National School'. Other tombs recede in perspective towards a church, one is 'Rectory'. On the right is the sea with a ship in full sail. (The home Government had recently abandoned the Gold Coast Settlements and ordered the forts to be destroyed and the Europeans brought home. But the merchants protested, and their administrator succeeded in extending British influence.)
 'Spoon-bill—' Two birds constructed of tea-pot, sugar-tongs, and spoon, dip their spoon-bills into a (sugar) bowl.
 'Botheration'. Two men beside a brook watch a hen's distress at ducklings swimming away from her. Irishman: 'Och! look at the Distressed Mother!' Englishman: 'Pooh! the Hen ar'nt the Mother you goose'. Irishman: 'Well then. She's the Parent any how!'
 'A Vane Man'. A weathercock formed of the silhouette of a man with a levelled gun, poised above the points of the compass. 1 February 1831
- Production date
Height: 276 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 364 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Fifth plate of a series of six, stitched together with a paper cover. See curator's comment for 1978,U.123.1.
There is a sheet of pencil studies centre by  which has the caption "... Preserve!!! NB not intended as a joke 'Pheasants—Peasants'". The other studies have not been used, 1891,1117.278 (P&D pressmark 199.c.2/278. Binyon, i. 293).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179