"Jack on a Cruise" M. Darly, 1780, Library of Congress.
"Jack on a Cruise," M. Darly, 1780, British Museum.
features a sailor giving chase to a young lady, calling out "Avast there - back your Main-top-sail!
The sailor in this piece is damnably well dressed! His round hat with short brim has a dashing bow that might be silk. His hair is shoulder length, but not quite so loose as many other sailors we've seen. The neckcloth is very neatly tied like a mid-nineteenth century cravat, and appears to be black as well.
In both versions he wears white stockings with pointed toe shoes and rectangular buckles. In his left hand is a walking stick, and a sword or cutlass hangs from his waist.