Title from description of earlier state in the Br. Museum online cat. Reissue, with different imprint statement, of a print originally published 1 Apr. 1774. Cf. Br. Museum online cat., registration no.: J,6.5. Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
A soldier with a long stick in his left hand stands in front of wall baiting a muzzled and chained brown bear that stands upright and facing him, paws curled. Off to the right, a second soldier stands behind the first and plays a horn; he also holds a stick in the crock of his left arm. On the far left, a third man, with his back to the viewer, observes the bear, his right arm bent suggesting that he is addressing a comment to the soldier?
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