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The master of the asses, or the Westminster loyal volunteers a mews-ing themselves (BM 1868,0808.4601)

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The master of the asses, or the Westminster loyal volunteers a mews-ing themselves (BM 1868,0808.4601)

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A party of six recruits in civilian dress, except for their cockaded hats, march (l. to right.) carrying muskets, they are nearly all elderly. An officer in uniform, carrying a cane, walks beside them. The rear is brought up by an old soldier with swathed gouty legs, walking with a crutch and a stick.
The background, a long low building of one story, with attic windows, represents part of the King's Mews near Charing Cross. 24 August 1779

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1779
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British Museum
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