Title engraved below image. State, publisher, and date from Paulson. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
A scene outside the Bell Inn in which a country girl, Moll Hackabout, just arrived on the York Wagon, meets an extravagantly dressed bawd (Mother Needham); a clergyman on horseback fails to notice the encounter, but a lecherous old gentleman (Colonel Charteris) eyes the girl with anticipation. In the lower right the girl's initials "M.H." (M[ary?] Hackabout) are on her portmanteau, next to which is a basic with a goose with a note around its neck, "For my Losing Cosen in Tems Stret in London", presumable the person who has failed to meet her. In the background a woman hangs out her laundry on a balcony.
Carriages & coaches. City & town life. Clegy. Horses. Lust. Parables. Prostitutes. Prostitution. Signs (Notices) Taverns (Inns) Young adults.
Charteris, Francis,--1675-1732. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
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