[The Speaker; Charles Wolfran Cornwall.]
Published 14th July 1784 by Jas Bretherton.
Etching on thick laid paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". One rust spot, to upper part of wide margin.
Caricature of Charles Wolfran Cornwall (1735 - 1789), Speaker of the House of Commons from 1780-89, in his Speaker's wig and robes. His chair and a raised dais are indicated behind him. He looks to the right, holding out his hat in his left hand. Beneath his feet are the words 'Order, Order, pray Order'. By James Sayers (1748 - 1823). Sayers's caricatures were so powerful and direct in their purpose that Fox is said to have declared that they did him more harm than all the attacks made on him in parliament or the press.
BM Satires 6064. NPG D9691.
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