Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Sayers (James , 1748-1823) - Mr Burke's pair of spectacles for short sighted politicians,
Sayers (James , 1748-1823)
Mr Burke's pair of spectacles for short sighted politicians,
etching and aquatint, published by Thomas Cornell, 1791, [BM Satires 7858], 355 x 250mm. (13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in); Date obolum Belisario, etching, published by Charles Bretherton, 1782, [BM Satires 6028], 340 x 240mm. (13 1/4 x 9 1/2 in) § Fores (S.W.) Publisher. The cock of the walk, distributing his favours, etching, 1786, [BM Satires 6961], 280 x 440mm. (11 x 17 1/4 in), all unframed (3).
Burke's spectacles laid onto paper support, with minor surface dirt, browning, and handling creases. Belisario with handling creases, light surface dirt. The Cock of the Walk laid onto paper support, some surface loss, surface stains, browning, spotting.
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