Title, printmaker, and imprint from published state. Plate etched for: Westmacott, C.M. English spy. London : Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1825-1826. For published state see: No. 14952 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10.
Sailors carouse in a drunken orgy between decks; hammocks are slung from the roof and drunken sailors vomit over the sides into the crowd. Musicians play fiddles and drums. Men and women drink and dance. A negro fiddles; a Jew sits on the ground ready to receive the watch which a woman steals from a sailor as she sits stirring a bowl on a box labeled "T. Ockham'. A marine kicks over a bucket labeled with the ships name as he spills the contents of his mug onto a barefoot boy who in turn pours the contents of his kettle onto a dog. To the left is a large keg of rum. The scene is watched by smiling officers (left), among whom is Lord Cochrane. This wartime scene is called to mind by the sight of the frigate 'Peranga' lying off Spithead. See British Museum catalogue.
Blacks,--depicted. Boys. Dogs. Eating & drinking. Fighting. Jews,--depicted. Military officers--British. Musicians. Robberies. Sailors--British. Vomiting.
Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane,--Earl of,--1775-1860--Caricatures and cartoons. Sherwood, Jones, and Co., publisher.
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