Case of Frightful Destitution the Fatal Effects of Getting out of Chancery.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c.1826.] Bit later.
Hand-coloured etching. Platemark: 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾") Small margins.
Eldon as a street beggar kneels on both knees on straw placed on paving stones, wearing the rags of a Chancellor's gown over tattered breeches. Round his neck is a placard reaching below the waist, inscribed, 'Pity a poor Old Man out of Place, at the age of 78, and though extremely anxious, for employment, disappointed in, all his expectations of procuring the Same. [...]' Beside him an emaciated dog stands on its hindlegs holding a begging dish.
BM Satires 15504.
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