|Artist||Henry Wallis after Robert Seymour|
|Published||London, Henry G. Bohn, 1866|
|Dimensions||Image 135 x 105 mm, Sheet 230 x 134 mm|
From Seymour's Humorous Sketches Illustrated in Prose and Verse by Alfred Crowquill. A caricature of a startled gentleman on a hunt whose path is blocked by a demon trying to sell him a 'pound of magic shot'. The demon is wearing a dark suit, his wings sticking out behind him. He's perched on a wooden stile, his talloned hands offering up the gent the shot, the man is so startled his hair is up on end and his hat floating above. In the sky above the pair, the faint moon is winking down at the predicament.
Robert Seymour (1798 - 1836) was a British printmaker, draughtsman and painter, often using the pseudonym "Shortshanks". He was an etcher and lithographer of illustrations and caricatures and is most known for his illustrations of the works of Charles Dickens.
Condition: Some time toning and small flecks of foxing to sheet.