A Ward of Chancery.
London Pub Feb 8 1792 by S W Fores 3 Piccadilly where may be seen the Greatest Collection of Caricatures in Europe Admitance 1 Shilling.
Coloured etching. Sheet 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15"). Trimmed just within plate. small nick in top edge.
A young lady elopes on the back of a stag with a human head and cocked hat, pursued by judges including her father Edward Thurlow (1731-1806), who was Lord Chancellor before he was sacked by William Pitt in 1792, the year of this caricature. This satirises the elopement of one of his three illegitimate daughters, drawing attention to his own long-term attachment to a young woman in the bar at Nando's coffee-house.
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