A lawyers advice [graphic] : after leaving off practice!! / Woodward delt. ; G. Cruikshank sculp.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker.
[London] : By Thos. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, [1815?]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25 x 35 cm, on sheet 27 x 40 cm
Title etched below image. Probably a later state; beginning of imprint statement appears to have been burnished from plate. Date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Plate numbered "182" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3. Also issued separately.
"A lawyer, spectacles on forehead, seated in an arm-chair by a blazing fire (right), listens with quizzically twisted mouth and folded hands to a visitor with a grievance. Between them is a table with glasses, spirit-bottle, as well as a newspaper under the lawyer's elbow. His friend (left) leans forward, gesticulating, to say: "My dear Friend Quilldrive,-- I have a Melancholy affair to communicate, I had put by just five hundred Guineas purposely for Law, and some villian has robb'd me of every farthing!-- what would you advise me to do in this distressing case?" The other answers: "Why--I'd advise you, instead of desponding, to rejoice & sing, for depend upon it, you are a gainer by the loss!!!" A dog, his collar inscribed 'Quild[rive]' sits opposite the fire. On the chimney-piece are a clock and a china mandarin."--British Museum online catalogue.
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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