Published 17th June 1782 by C.Bretherton.
Etching on thick laid paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Uncut with large margins.
Caricature of Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst (1714 - 1794). His hands are thrust into his waistcoat; he wears a tie-wig and sword. He has an almost imbecile expression. Known as the Lord Apsley from 1771 to 1775, Bathurst was Lord Chancellor from 1771 to 1778. 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. Numbered 'XVII' upper left. The publisher Charles Bretherton (c.1760 fl - 1783) was the younger brother of James Bretherton.
BM Satires 6070. NPG D9622.
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