Intelligence on the Change of the Ministry.
Mezzotint. Plate: 250 x 360mm, (10 x 14"). Large margins.
Interior view of a run-down barber shop with a broken window. On the left a gentleman in a wig sits upon a stool reading 'Morning Chronicle' while an apprentice looks up while combing the curls on a wig. On the right a man being shaved looks alarmed as his barber waves his razor dangerously close to the customer's nose as he is distracted by the figures reading the paper. On the floor in the bottom left are two hat boxes, one labelled 'Mr. Deputy Grizzle' and the other 'Mr Snipp'. One of the many satires on the intense interest taken by mechanics and tradesmen in politics at the time.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. BM Satires ref: 6348.
[Ref: 35050] £520.00