Old Copper the Waterman and the Duke of Grafton.
London, Published Nov.r 1. 1822, by S.& J. Fuller, 34, Rathbone Place.
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching. Plate 222 x 278mm. 8¾ x 11". Repaired tear to right-hand side.
Scene on the Thames. A rather muscular sailor rowing a boat away from a pier at right upon which stands the Duke shaking his fist, his coat over his arm and hat flying off in the wind. A group of men and women in an adjacent vessel cheering. St Paul's Cathedral seen in the background. Henry Fitzroy (1760-1844), 4th Duke of Grafton was a politician, originally a tory by voting as a whig from c.1810 onwards.
[Ref: 18360] £160.00