Jack’s return after Lord Howe’s glorious victory [graphic] to the tune of Oh! dear what can the matter be.
Published: London : Publish’d 1st Augt. 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street, London, 1794.
The print celebrates the British defeat of the French and Spanish in the Battle of the First of June 1794 under the command of Admiral Richard Howe. A British sailor stands on a wharf in front a pub, silhouetted by two British flags; he is grinning at the viewer as he holds his prize money in one hand and bludgeon and a roll of paper in the other. Beside him a woman leans in at the window of the pub as a man with a clay pipe in his mouth hands her a bowl of punch; a large dog rests beneath the window at her feet. Several patriotic signs are posted over the pub walls. In the background a man-of-war lies at anchor, and a row boat with several sailors heads towards shore.
Subjects (Library of Congress): First of June, Battle of the, 1794; Bars; Sailors-British; Victories; Sailing ships
Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: April, 2009