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A pencil drawing by Theodore Lane (1800-1828) of Covent Garden, c.1824. Produced for the aquatint, 'Amorous, clamorous, uproarious and glorious, all coming from a public dinner.' This drawing shows drunken cavorting at Covent Garden and the ineffectual attempts of the Charlies' - Nightwatchmen - to stop it. It is a lively drawing with much comic character. It as an important parallel in Cruikshank's jubilant rakes of Life in London (1820-1).
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