My Poll & my partner Joe.

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My Poll & my partner Joe.
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James Gillray

My Poll & my partner Joe.

London, H. Humphrey April 18th. 1796


Original hand-colouring

260 x300 mm


A sailor (right) and a fat, ugly, disreputable woman (left) dance with tipsy joviality. They face each other, each holding the other's left hand. He holds up a small covered jug (holding the publican's dram). Her feet appear through tattered shoes and stockings; one eye is closed. He wears a round hat, pigtail, short jacket, petticoat, and long striped stockings BM 8907 .

From the collection of Dr. C.S. Warren, Descendant of Dr. Joseph Warren of Bunker Hill fame.