Melancholy Loss of the Medal.
Hand-coloured etching. 253 x 368mm. 10 x 14½". Trimmed.
A magistrate sits behind his table listening intently to the angry harangue of a naval officer who faces the accused, demure-looking, plainly-dressed woman, wearing a checked apron tucked round her waist, but evidently a prostitute. She is supported by two keen-looking lawyers. The officer, who is paunchy and wears very wide white trousers, stands with legs apart, right arm extended with pointing forefinger. Behind him stand a footboy in livery and two rough-looking men.
See BM Satires: 15602.
[Ref: 25610] £230.00