Accommodation, or, Lodgings to let at Portsmouth!! / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson scul.

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Thomas Rowlandson
1756-1827
[London] : Pubd June 30th 1808 by Thos Tegg N0111 Cheapside, [1808]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.731
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[London] : Pubd June 30th 1808 by Thos Tegg N0.111 Cheapside, [1808]
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Printed at upper right: 219.

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Print shows a sailor, arm-in-arm with a woman, standing in front of the door of a corner-house abutting on a quay. She is gaily dressed, holding a parasol, and slung with gold chains, a miniature hangs from one, a watch and seals from the other. Above the door is a board: 'Lodgings for Single Men and Their Wives'. On the door is an inscription with a pointing hand: 'Please to ring the Bell'. The sailor says: "Why Nan--this is the very birth, we have been so long looking for". Against a background of masts and spars a sailor and a woman embrace.

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