Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Untitled Print, 1770

Untitled Print, John Collet, 1770, British Museum.

In an idyllic rural setting, a tar and his woman share a moment under the shade of the trees. While she gestures to the distant church, jack offers her a purse.

He wears a cocked hat with its point forward and side curls beneath. His jacket hangs down to about the top of his thighs and is lined in white. Our seaman's waistcoat is striped and single breasted with a slight cutaway at the middle. Trousers ending well above the ankle, white stockings, and pointed toe shoes with rectangular buckles round out his slop clothes.

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