The artillery driver

The artillery driver.

Published: London : Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St. Paul’s Church Yard, published as the act directs 9 Novr. 1792.


A yokel in a smock-frock and military hat stands in the foreground holding a whip; behind him in the field are the tents of a military camp with soldiers milling around. On the tent nearest the yokel is written the word “Demezy”, above the Prince of Wales’s feathers. Three columns of verse engraved below title: I once was a waggoner sly and dry, as e’er jogg’d over the downs …

The artillery driver: 1 print on laid paper : mezzotint, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.5 x 25 cm., on sheet 44 x 29 cm.Subjects (Library of Congress): Military life–Poetry; Military camps–British; Satires (Visual works)–England–1792; Mezzotints–England–London–1792; Songs–1792; Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814, artist; Bowles, Carrington, 1724-1793, publisher.

Gift of William M. O’Keefe; July 2010.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010