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A march of the train bands

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  • Title (object)

    • A march of the train bands
  • Description

    Seven members of the City Militia, much caricatured, march (left to right.) in profile. First, the drummer, short and enormously stout, beating his drum; next a lean and stooping officer looking on the ground, his drawn sword in his left hand. Then come two pairs of men carrying, at different angles, muskets with bayonets; they wear military uniform and gaiters, but are shambling along in a very unsoldierly manner. Last comes a hunchback, holding a spear in his left hand and marching with vigour. Two birds fly over their heads. 10 April 1777 Etching with some use of the rocker


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  • Date

    • 1777
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 247 millimetres
    • Width: 352 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        At Top "V.2" and "25"
        Lettered: "E. Topham. del.", "MD [Darly]" and "Pubd April 10. 1777 by M Darly 39 Strand."
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5438 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1777 Unmounted Roy)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Etching with some use of the rocker

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching with some use of the rocker

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