Diamond Cut Diamond_Intended as a Frontispiece to the Phamplet.
Pub.d Aug.t 15th 1806 by SW Fores No50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. Platemark: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Creases to sheet. Repeaired tear to lower edge of sheet. Sheet slightly grubby with small stains.
Satire on the dispute between the Prince of Wales and jeweller Nathaniel Jefferys. The Prince was once a customer of Jefferys but was slow to repay his bills. Jefferys claimed to have lost a considerable sum of money in the settlement of his account with the Prince. In 1806 he requested 400 guineas for his son to be an articled solicitor and went on to write a pamphlet 'exposing' the Prince's conduct which went through nine editions in year this print was published. Jeffery's pamphlet started a pamphlet war, as part of which the theatrical writer Gilliland wrote 'Diamond cut Diamond' in defence of the Prince.
BM Satires: 10592.
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