One of the Poor employed to mend the High Ways.Parish Characters in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esqr.____Pl 10___
Pub Jun 12 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole Publisher of P Pry Caricatures-none are original without his name.
Hand-coloured etching with very large margins. Plate 361 x 254mm (14¼ x 10"). Some toning.
Brougham, wearing a barrister's wig, labours without reward breaking stones (inscribed 'Reform'). Brougham lamented that his support of the Ministry over Emancipation brought no reward, and was anxious to gain the place of Master of the Rolls (as here he says 'getting very hungry could swallow a whole batch of Rolls'). One of, or similar to, a set of 'Parish Characters' with an imitation of William Heath's signature.
Similar to BM Satires 15790 but with different publication line.
[Ref: 30497] £180.00