The Locum Tenens on his Charger.Or the Warlike Alderman.
Fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 380 x 280mm. 15 x 11".
Satire on an unidentified City of London alderman: a man with an horse's head rides a rearing liveried horse, brandishing a curved chopping blade in his right hand, a tortoise for a shield in the other. He has a strange plume projecting from the head and furred alderman's gown over military dress, with long spurred cavalry boots. The Latin phrase locum tenens (literally 'place-holder') refers to a person who temporarily fulfils the duties of another.
BM Satires: 16312.
[Ref: 16145] £330.00