THE ARREST, Drawn from a late real Scene.
On a London street, a young man in foppish dress grins as he peers through a spyglass directly out of the picture. From the right and slightly behind him, a bailiff with writ in hand reaches to seize the fop's arm. Behind the gentleman the street recedes, fronted by a large building on the far side. A pub sign hangs from a near building far left and a sedan chair rests in middle of the street nearby. The verse below reads:Sir Fopling Flutter through his glass inspects the Ladies as they pass// Yet still the coxcomb lacks the wit to guard against the Bailiff's Writ. London mezzotint print satires or drolls flourished between 1760 and 1800. Ref - Yale Center for British Art.