Heath’s Court Beauties No. 1
Country: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: William Spooner, 259 Regent Street, London.
Heath’s Court Beauties No. 1. Design: Henry Heath (1801-1858). Hand-col. chalk lith., 276x208 mm. Circa 1835.
Henry Heath was a draughtsman and lithographer specializing in caricatures and witticisms. After the death of his wife, he emigrated to Adelaide in Australia in 1849, where he continued to work as a lithographer, among other things. „I say, Mister, dont you know this is my Crib? The Deuce it is! then take one for your Nob.“ This caption refers to the game of cribbage, a popular game with cards and a board with holes to hold the pegs that mark the score. The figures here are on such a board and the king („The Deuce it is!“ = To hell with it!) is about to hit the jack on the head with one of these pegs (for further explanation see thefreedictionary.com).
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