The tailor and cobler

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William Davison
The tailor and cobler
Alnwick : Printed and published by W Davison, [between 1812 and 1817]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
Alnwick : Printed and published by W. Davison, [between 1812 and 1817]
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

Date suggested by Isaac and a BM record for another popular print by Davison.
No. 33 printed at upper right.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark at head of image.
Four lines of verse below caption title: Behold the Tailor full of Liquor, The funny Cobler makes him sicker, No longer he for Ale can call, The needles conquered by the awl.


Print shows the tailor and cobbler seated before a fireplace with their backs to the fire. The cobbler is sitting at a table with a glass and tankard in front of him; he is smoking a pipe and blowing the smoke into the tailor's face. The tailor sits slumped forward in a state of evident inebriation and his own pipe lies broken on the floor.

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