Etching with original hand colour drawn by Woodward, published 'by Thos Tegg in Cheapside' Not dated, but c. 1808.
Image size: 245mm x 350 mm plus margins
Very good condition throughout. Colour original, authentic and still bright.
A grinning cobbler holds up a long thread and recounts a long tongue-twister beginning, 'When a twister a twisting, will twist him a twist', to the diversion of two sailors, who remark, 'Scuttle my hammock, Jib, if this here fellow does not beat our parson.', 'I think so messmate and the surgeon into the bargain.'; a sign above the cobbler's shop reads, 'Men and womens soles translated, their understand-ings mended - uprights rectified - and quarters restiched. by J Cook - Knt. of St. Crispin, and secular twister to the parish of Sheeperton'; a gloomy parson looks out from a cottage window opposite, underneath a sign reading, 'Abraham Amen parish clerk and sexton', the notice in the house next door reads, 'Iohn Heavan. Apothecary and undertaker'.