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Henry Brougham wearing wig and gown and holding spectacles in his hand at his desk with papers for 'Reform'. Aquatint silhouette by J. Bruce.

  • Bruce, J. (John), active 1830.
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London (85 Farringdon St.) : I. Bruce

Physical description

1 print : aquatint with roulette

Lettering

I see Sir I see it comes to this. Drawn engraved printed & published by I. Bruce, 85 Farringdon St.

References note

G.T. Buchanan, Life of Henry, Lord Brougham, London: J.S. Pratt, 1841, p. 273 ("Lord Brougham afforded a fertile subject for the caricaturists. There was one of H.B's. in particular ... Another caricature attacked him in his judicial functions. Under an excellent silhouette was inscribed, "I see, Sir, I see, Sir, it comes to this," an expression with which the new Chancellor sometimes cut short a long-winded barrister. He spared no labour to get through the business of his court, and by sitting long every day, he was enabled, on rising on the 1st of September to announce that he had left not a single appeal unheard, or one petition unanswered.")

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Wellcome Library no. 16170i

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