Counsellor Nodee, or, a brow-beater badger'd.
No. 111 Cheapside [n.d., c.1812].
Very fine hand coloured etching. Sheet size: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed inside margin.
A scene in court, with the Chief Justice (Ellenborough) seated between two other judges. In front and below are three counsel and two clients. A barrister stands to examine a witness, aasking, 'Well Sir, you are a witness in this Cause, eh? You look like a very knowing fellow to be sure! pray now do you know the difference between the Mortgager and the Mortgagee?' The man answers 'To be sure I do, for example now! I nod at you, then I am the Noder and you are the Nodee.' All except the questioner smile as a distressed usher to the right exclaims, 'Silence there!'.
BM Satires 11980.
[Ref: 35186] £420.00