“Social satire; two sailors on horseback, one with a pipe in his hatband on a small white horse with a spotted handkerchief on a stick attached to its bridle, the other smoking a pipe on a large brown horse; they ask each other how their journeys on their horses have been, using language associated with ships, for example: “endeavouring to double the point at Mile-end she fell foul of a dray, and smack she lay me keel upermost in a stinking ditch … I hoisted my pocket handkerchief on her topmast as a sign of distress, which was seen by some comrades at anchor in the moorings. …”.”–British Museum online catalogue.
- Printmaker: Roberts, Piercy, active 1791-1805, printmaker.
- Title: Sailors conversing on horseback [graphic] / Woodward del. ; etch’d by Roberts.
- Publication: London : Pubd. by P. Roberts, 28 Middle-row, Holborn, [ca. 1803]
Acquired September 2020