Town Talks a Great Liar.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Eighteenth Century watermark. Sheet: 380 x 255mm, (15 x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
A figure, his head in his hands faces a second figure who sits across the table and holds up a publication headed 'Town Talk', behind him a third man raises his arm and shouts. On the floor lies a large sheet of paper signed TC (Thomas Coventry). The seated man, Thomas Coventry (1792-1869), a country parson, is being blackmailed by his rakish brother Lord Deerhurst for some indiscretion. On the wall behind them is a portrait of courtesan Suk Conway.
BM Satire: 11949.
[Ref: 38760] £260.00