Receipt for 'A March to Finchley': 1750
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The subscription receipt for Hogarth's planned print 'A March to Finchley'. This receipt is inscribed 'Rec'd April 4 1750 of Mr Henry Spragg - 7s, 6d being the whole payment for a Print Representing a March to Finchly in the year 1746 which I promise to deliver when finish'd on sight hereof.' The ticket shows a stand of arms including canon, halberd, pickaxe, scimitar, lance, swords, musket, pistol, trumpet, drum and musical instruments -all objects used in war. Those on the left are appropriate to the Scots, while those on the right are British. The scroll in front shows the arms of Great Britain and Scotland, with a pair of scissors cutting out the lion rampant of Scotland. This is a representation of the march of the Guards towards Scotland in the year 1745.
1750 AD - 1750 AD