Smithfield Sharpers, or the Countryman Defrauded

John Keyse Sherwin (British, East Dean, Sussex 1751–1790 London)
After Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Elizabeth Jackson (British, active 1785–87)
April 10, 1787
sheet: 14 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. (36.2 x 44.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate: "Painted by T. Rowlandson, Etch'd by I. K. Sherwin" / "Published 10th April 1787 by E. Jackson, No. 14 Marylebone Street, Golden Square"
Francis Harvey (British); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
Grego I.46-47; British Museum Satires 9672
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 9672.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, pp. 46-7.

Ellen D'Oench "Copper into Gold": Prints by John Raphael Smith, 1751–1812. New Haven and London, 1999, cat. no. 111, p. 101.

Patricia Phagan, Vic Gatrell, Amelia F. Rauser Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasurea and Pursuits in Georgian London. Exh. cat. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. 2011, cat. no. 39, pp. 118-9, ill.