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Blind Plaintiff, lame Defendant Share The friendly laws Laws impartial Care; A Shell for him, a Shell for thee, The middle is the Lawyers Fee.
Blind Plaintiff, lame Defendant Share The friendly laws Laws impartial Care; A Shell for him, a Shell for thee, The middle is the Lawyers Fee.
London Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No.53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 17 April 1779.
Mezzotint, very scarce. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Some damage
Satire on lawyers; a well-dressed lawyer standing in front of a table covered with papers, books and a dish of oysters, on the right, settles a dispute between two poor men over an oyster; he eats the oyster itself, taking it from a knife that he holds to his mouth, and holds out the empty half-shells to a blind man and to a hunchback, who angrily shakes one of his crutches; a picture of lawyers on the wall behind.
[Ref: 25868]   £250.00  
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Councillor Ego. _ i:e: little i, myself i.
Councillor Ego. _ i:e: little i, myself i.
J.s Gillray d & f.
Published Oct.r 1st 1798. by J.Wright, No. 169 Piccadilly London.
Engraving. 190 x 220mm.
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, (1750-1823), Lord Chancellor, known for his egotism.
[Ref: 6856]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Matter of
A Matter of "Credit". No. 47.
['IB' monogram of Brookes on stone.] Printed by Lefevre & Kohler 52, Newman Stt.
Published by I.B Brooke, 9, New Bond Street, sole Publisher of Mr. Henry Heaths Sketches. [London, n.d., c.1830.]
Hand coloured lithograph on blue-tinted paper, sheet 235 x 175mm. 9¼ x 7". Margins trimmed; fine early colour.
Political satire: Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868), in his Lord Chancellor's wig and robe, facing Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852). Wellington is wearing an undergraduate's mortarboard and gown; he was Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1834–1852. I.(or J.)B. Brookes (1830 - 1837; fl.) published his own lithographic satires. His monogram appears similar to ‘HB’ (John Doyle), perhaps deliberately.
BM Satires undescribed.
[Ref: 27934]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Gruel.
Doctor Gruel.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. Oct 3d. 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 155 x 105mm. 6 x 4¼".
A standing man in profile with wig and hands folded under his gown. The BM has two impressions, one identified in an old hand as Lord L------n. [Lansdowne?] - William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737 - 1805), Prime Minister and patron of the arts; in the second impression he is identified as Sir Nash Grose (1740 - 1814), Judge. He appears to be wearing a legal wig and gown which would make the identification with Grose more probable. The wig resembles that worn by Serjeants at law. From '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc.', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.1' upper left and '17' upper right.
BM Satires: 4682.
[Ref: 14140]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Counsellour. Hubble Bubble.
Counsellour. Hubble Bubble.
Pubd. Accorg. to Act Octr 21st. 1773 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 170 x 125mm. 6¾ x 5".
Whole length caricature portrait of a lawyer. He is obese with several chins; his head is shaved and he carries a large wig. In his left hand is a rolled document, and he wears a voluminous gown which trails on the ground. From 'Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.6' upper left and '21' upper right.
BM Satires: 5165.
[Ref: 14326]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A. Judge
A. Judge Ded. to Wine Tasters. [Ink mss.]
[William Anderson.]
[n.d., c.1820s.]
Pen & ink and watercolour, sheet 230 x 210mm. 9 x 8¼". Slightly soiled; glued to album page at corners.
Caricature of a red-nosed Judge enjoying a glass of wine in his chair.
From an album titled 'Scraps and Sketches of the Late William Anderson Esqr/ collected by his Schoolfellow & Friend William Naylor.'
[Ref: 12293]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Melancholy Loss of the Medal.
Melancholy Loss of the Medal.
[William Heath.]
[n.d c.1825.]
Hand-coloured etching. 253 x 368mm. 10 x 14½". Trimmed.
A magistrate sits behind his table listening intently to the angry harangue of a naval officer who faces the accused, demure-looking, plainly-dressed woman, wearing a checked apron tucked round her waist, but evidently a prostitute. She is supported by two keen-looking lawyers. The officer, who is paunchy and wears very wide white trousers, stands with legs apart, right arm extended with pointing forefinger. Behind him stand a footboy in livery and two rough-looking men.
See BM Satires: 15602.
[Ref: 25610]   £230.00  
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Old Mother Scarletta the Laundress ------- Household Servants in Six Plates - by William Heath. No.5.
Old Mother Scarletta the Laundress ------- Household Servants in Six Plates - by William Heath. No.5.
Pub Oct 10 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sole Publisher of W H-s Etchings.
Hand-coloured etching. 369 x 253mm (14½ x 10"). Cut; damaged, paper chip to lower left; stain in title area.
Caricature of James Scarlett, First Baron Abinger (1769-1844). Scarlett was appointed attorney-general of the duke of Wellington's administration in June 1829, and here he refers to the Duke's libel action (in the form of the dirty linen, inscribed 'criminal information', that he is obliged to wash).
BM Satires: 15882.
[Ref: 30491]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Key to The Un_President_ed Leap Dedicated Respectfully to the Edinburgh Gymnastic Club.
Key to The Un_President_ed Leap Dedicated Respectfully to the Edinburgh Gymnastic Club.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Pen lithograph, rare, 228 x 285mm (9 x 11¼"). Laid on linen, creasing.
Edinburgh legal satire on the efforts to leap highes and thereby attain presidency of the 'Edinburgh gymanstic club'.
[Ref: 29947]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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