Hand-colored engraved caricature: Depicting a man with a wooden leg. Robert Dighton, Jr.

Hand-colored engraved caricature: Depicting a man with a wooden leg.

[London]: “Pub. by Dighton Jun.”, August, 1803.

1 vols. 13 x 9-3/4 inches (sheet size). Unframed. Light offsetting verso that shows through faintly, else Fine. Contemporary ink inscription: “Brook Watson” Item #211597

Sir Brook Watson, (1735-1807), merchant and official, initially went to sea but lost his leg to a shark in Havana. He then served in the army as a commissary and was a member of the original committee of Lloyds in 1772, later serving for ten years as its chairman. He was also MP for the City of London from 1784 to 1793 and became Lord Mayor of London in 1796.

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