[Lord John Cavendish.]
Published 3d July 1782 by C.Bretherton [but a later impression?].
Etching on wove paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Vertical crease, most evident to verso. A decent impression overall, with good margins.
Caricature of Whig politician Lord John Cavendish (1732 - 1796), in profile to the right, holding his hat in his left hand as if making a speech in the House of Commons. He holds a document in his right hand. 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. The publisher Charles Bretherton (c.1760 fl - 1783) was the younger brother of James Bretherton.
BM Satires 6075.
[Ref: 21350] £60.00