Blind Plaintiff, lame Defendant Share The friendly laws Laws impartial Care; A Shell for him, a Shell for thee, The middle is the Lawyers Fee.
Mezzotint, very scarce. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Some damage
Satire on lawyers; a well-dressed lawyer standing in front of a table covered with papers, books and a dish of oysters, on the right, settles a dispute between two poor men over an oyster; he eats the oyster itself, taking it from a knife that he holds to his mouth, and holds out the empty half-shells to a blind man and to a hunchback, who angrily shakes one of his crutches; a picture of lawyers on the wall behind.
[Ref: 25868] £250.00