The Invalid Lodger or How to Follow a Prescription.
Published by S.Gans, 15, Southampton Street, Strand. [n.d., c.1825.]
Very fine hand coloured etching with aquatint, on 'W. King' watermarked paper. Image 255 x 195mm, 10 x 7¾". Trimmed to plate.
Social satire: a lodger being asked to keep his dog quiet by the landlord (entering left); the lodger replies that he has no dog and is himself responsible for the barking - following, he claims, the instructions of his doctor! The port the strange guest is drinking is apparently also part of the prescription. After M Egerton (1821 - 1827; fl.), humorous designer and social satirist; apparently an amateur since he often signs as 'Esq'.
BM Satires undescribed.
[Ref: 19575] £380.00