Spit Fires.Tegg's Caricatures No.44.
[T. Tegg.] [n.d., c.1818.]
Fine hand coloured etching. On watermarked paper, '1818'. Platemark: 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½").
A scene on Clerkenwell Green, outside the 'Sessions House Crerenwell', seen on the left. Two women face each other in the foreground, one spits at her enemy as the other tries to use her fists but is held back by an elderly man who grasps her round the waist and kicks her, losing his tie-wig. In the background figures with staves are shepherding others through the door of the Sessions House, where the Middlesex magistrates sat. On the right are old-fashioned gabled houses.
[Ref: 38776] £260.00