Published by Thos McLean, 26, Haymarket Aug.t 8.th 1832.
Hand coloured lithograph, fine. Sheet size: 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"). Trimmed to border.
Lord Brougham sits, paint-brush in hand, looking through a magnifying-glass fixed before a slide on which are insects. On a large drawing-board propped on his table is the magnified view of the 'Cimex lectularius (Common Bug)', and beside it the insect 'Natural size'. The enlarged bug, as drawn by Brougham, has the head of Sugden, in a barrister's wig, turned in profile. On the table is a completed drawing of an insect with a barrister's head. Other drawings include a grasshopper wearing a bishop's wig and mitre, and a caterpillar and butterfly, each with a human head (the latter, with horn-like antennae, resembles Ellenborough). Under the large table are drawers for specimens, and behind Brougham is a glass case of big butterflies.
BM Satires: 17224.
[Ref: 36588] £240.00