The Light Guinea or Capt: Flash Detected.
Etching, 255 x 175mm. 10 x 7". Some staining and offsetting.
Social satire: a prostitute weighs a coin paid to her by a military officer and, using her scales, finds it below weight. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '5' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14517] £320.00