"Brothers in Law" Dighton, Robert [1752-1814]. Iohn Doe & Rich.d Roe. Brothers in Law. [London]: Robert Dighton, November 6, 1796. 10" x 8" hand-colored etching, image size, including caption, 8" x 6." Moderate toning light soiling, crease to lower-right corner, colors vivid. $500. * "Two men, wearing patched and ragged clothes, stand together. One (left) stands full-face, arms folded, shoulders hunched, staring to the right with fierce despair. From his pocket issues a bulky document: 'By Law I'm Ruin'd quite'. The other (right) stands in profile to the left, his left hand in his coat-pocket from which hang papers inscribed: 'Spent all my Money & Lost my Cause'; 'Mortgage'; 'Officer's Fees'. He looks down with an expression of angry melancholy.": George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum VII:1942 (BM Satires 8912).
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