16588

SATIRE ON HIGH LIVING OF CLERGY AND LAWYERS.

A Brace of Blessings.

Published
S.W.Fores

Description
Broadside, oblong folio, etching thought to be by Isaac Cruickshank, printed one side as issued.

£225.00

SKU: 16588

Product Description

A Satire on the good living standards of both Lawyers and Clergy. The illustration is in two parts – on the left is a Lawyer styled as “A limb of the Law” who is studying a Bill of Costs for high living, whilst on the right is a Cleric styled as “A Prop of the Church”, who is enjoying a glass of Burgundy. On the table is an invoice listing high-living goods supplied, viz. green peas, cucumber, two capons, brandy, burgundy, tobacco. Not listed in George. British Museum listed (acquired 1991) Copies located at Yale and Robinson Collection in Ireland.