Published by Jas Bretherton 14th July 1784 [but a later impression?].
Etching on wove paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Faint trace of vertical crease, evident to verso. A decent impression, with good margins.
Caricature portrait of John Lee (1733 - 1793), Attorney-General in 1783, M.P. for Clitheroe; standing with his arms folded, looking left. His portrait was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1786, and was exhibited in that year at the Royal Academy. 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.
See BM Satires 6641. NPG D9832. DNB.
[Ref: 21324] £60.00