London, M. Darly The Strand ca. 1772
180 x 250 mm
A civilian (right) standing in profile to the left gazes through a glass at a tall and bulky soldier in uniform (left) who stands in back view, turning his head in profile to the right. towards the civilian. The civilian is fashionably dressed wearing a bag-wig and sword, a cane under his arm. The soldier wears jack-boots and holds a long sword under his arm.
Beneath the title is etched,
“Eternal Infamy, that Wretch Confound,
Who Planted first this Vice on English Ground
A Crime that spite of Sense & Nature reigns,
And Poisons Genial Love & Manhood stains.
Vide Rod. Random.”