Riding a Roebuck.
Pubd. July 1827 for the Auther 26. Haymarket London. [Thomas McLean (?)].
Hand-coloured etching, printed on J. Whatman paper. 248 x 349mm. 9¾ x 13¾". Trimmed.
A fashionably dressed man rides a stag with the head and bust of a pretty young woman with dark ringlets and roses in her hair. A lean German runs after him, holding out a pair of large antlers. The German wears flat fur cap with peak, tight fur-bordered coat. The other wears bell-shaped top-hat, blue frogged coat, and white trousers. His rein is a scarf inscribed £2,500 round his mount's chest. The animal, its hind-legs splashing the German with mud, reaches a high wall fringed with spikes, inscribed Bancus Regis, resembling that of the King's Bench prison, but here indicating the Court of King's Bench. Satire of Baron Michael Henry de Roebeck (fl.1827) chasing Lord Sussex Lennox (1802-1874) who is riding the baron’s wife, Baroness Mary Margaret de Roebuck(fl.1827). Mary Margaret married Lennox in 1828, on the dissolution of her first marriage.
BM Satires: 15463.
[Ref: 25612] £280.00