The captains account current of charge and discharge [graphic].
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
[3 February 1807]
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 37.6 x 27.2 cm, on sheet 39 x 29 cm
Title etched between the two images. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Jiles (or Giles) Grinagain is a pseudonym.
"Two designs on one plate, divided by the title.  A hussar officer riding in front of his men mismanages his mount, so that it rears slightly, and he is about to slide off. He shouts "March, Trot, Canter, Charge, halt, halt, halt, I mean." He has dropped a trumpet from which issues a blast: "Oh what a Ninny I was to throw Myself off, they're laughing at me avarice Vanity False friendship, Ingratitude, Double dealing, absurdity, Hippocracy, Malice, Cut down Countenance." His sabre lies on the ground, and five riding-switches which have been rolled up in the cloak fastened to the saddle fall from it. On the ground is a paper: 'hints to bad horsemen'. The men (right) gallop up in perfect order holding their sabres erect. One says: "Our Young Whip is not an Old Jockey". In the background (left) is a church or cathedral (perhaps intended for Salisbury), with trees and houses.  The rider has just picked himself up (right); the horse, still rearing, looks over its shoulder to say: "You seem more frightened than hurt, You have been taught the Value of Whips more than the use of them." A soldier, holding the trumpet, has ridden up and halts between horse and rider; he says: "I hope your Honor is not hurt." The officer answers: "I am not hurt upon My honour." The men galloping (right) say: "Why our Captain needn't a fallen.""--British Museum online catalogue.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10799 Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 64
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