The Steam Boat

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The Steam Boat
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Henry Heath

The Steam Boat

London, t. McLean 1827

Etching

Original hand colouring

360 x 260 mm

£160

A fashionable but queasy lady on the deck of a steamboat in windy weather, her hand to her throat, saying, 'Its werry pleasant a board a steamer sir?'; a more stoical man with his hands in his pockets replies, 'Werry indeed marm - but I likes a vun hoss shase [one-horse chaise] better it doesen't rumble vun so-'.