Francis Grose 1731-1791 British School 18th.Century. Sepia caricature watercolour drawing. Three figures taking snuff. Signed and dated 1771. Executed on Villedary watermark laid paper, some old mount staining and edge repair all to no real detriment. 37 by 26.5 cms.
Grose was an English soldier, antiquary, draughtsman, satirist and lexicographer. Although prolific in his lifetime few works by him survive.