1 drawing : pen and black ink within letterpress border on wove paper ; sheet 22.6 x 19 cm.
Title from letterpress caption below image. Pen and ink drawing on a broadside with typeface and ornamental border. Nine lines of typeface caption below title: Is the last distinction, and most to be dreaded; a little stick well knotted about three feet in length, or shorter, as may be found convenient must be provided ... This is a pleasing study for city apprentices, who wish to ape the fashionable manners of the West End of the town. One of a series of six drawings by Woodward with the same typescript heading. From Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. viii. For further information, consult library staff.
A young fashionably dressed man casually swings a club around him which knocks an older lady and her apple cart clear into the air. From the caption: ... the manner of using it is the fashionable swing, as directed in the first article; it may be necessary to observe that the practitioner should be a person of some rank in life, to give the proceedings an eclat this with a proper portion of common assurance, aided by inebriety, will enable him to knock down men, women, children, and apple stalls with impunity and at the same time preserve a perfect sang froid on the occassion.
Six different methods of carrying a stick with their effects compartment no. 6 Six different methods of carrying a stick with their effects ; compartment no. 6
Humorous pictures Ink drawings -- British -- 18th century Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1790
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Drawings W87 no. 7 Box D170
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G.M. Woodward, The Club Law. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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