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Recruitment and measurement of soldiers outside a village inn. Engraving by T. Cook after W. Hogarth.

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
December 1st 1799

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Credit: Recruitment and measurement of soldiers outside a village inn. Engraving by T. Cook after W. Hogarth. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

The original prints were made in 1756, at the imminent outbreak of war with France, they served as equivalents of modern morale-building posters The inn has a sign "Duke of Cumberland", alluding to the last time the French tried to invade England, the line under this "Roast & Boil'd every day" refers to the Duke's subsequent unpopularity.

Lettering

England Plate II. See John the soldier, Jack the Tar, with sword & pistol arm'd for war, should Mounsir dare come here! Designed by W. Hogarth. Engraved by T. Cook

Publication/Creation

London (Paternoster Row) : G.G. & J. Robinson, December 1st 1799.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 31.5 x 36.5 cm

Publications note

R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3 ed., London 1989, related to [203]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 39257i

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  • English


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