She will be a soldier (BM 1878,0713.2777)

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She will be a soldier (BM 1878,0713.2777)

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No. 2; scene at the door of a rustic inn. Two soldiers (seated) and a handsome girl drink punch together. She stands, wearing the cocked hat and sword-belt of an officer who holds her hand; a child plays with the sword. An old woman chalks up the score. A bugler (left) rides off with a led horse. The sign is the 'King's Head', a profile portrait of George III. 1 May 1798.
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

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1798
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British Museum
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