An antique hand-coloured etching and aquatint by Robert Cruikshank after W.H. Pyne, engraved by G. Hunt. Published by Pyall & Hunt. Mid nineteenth century with original colouring. Yokels, tightly confined in sacks, shuffle forward in single file, all grinning except the foremost, who is tense. Two, laughing broadly, have fallen, one across the other. They are watched by smiling country people, looking over a wall and, in the foreground, leaning on a rail. Among them are a cavalry officer in full kit, and a fashionable young man with a gun. A church tower rises above trees.
Approx 31cms by 21.5cms.