The Cheerful Cobler

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The Cheerful Cobler
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Charles Williams after George Moutard Woodward
The Cheerful Cobler
London, T. Tegg April 15th 1808
Etching
Original hand-colouring
230x350mm
Trimmed within platemark and to top border
£180
A scene in a village street. On the left a smiling cobbler sits outside his shop, singing a merry song, his tools laid out on a bench beside him, and a pile of unmended shoes at his feet. Two smartly dressed sailors exclaim at his cheerfulness one says – Scuttle my Hammock, Jib, if this here fellow does not beat our Parson, his friend replies - I think so Messmate and the Surgeon into the bargain. In the background is a house labelled John Heaven Apothecary and Undertaker, while a disapproving man glares from a shop signed Abraham Amen Parish Clerk and Sexton. In the distance are cottages and a church spire. Not in BM Cat.