“An altered copy of British Museum number 3764 (circa 1792), a mezzotint after Dighton. The dress of the two non-barristers has been modernized, one or two background heads have been omitted. The principal barrister has been altered from a grotesque to a portrait of MacNally, adapted, in reverse, from No. 11409. It is he who holds out his hand for coins to a melancholy countryman, and has a large brief inscribed ‘Gaffer Flatscull agt Ralph Clodpole’. This and all other inscriptions are as in No. 3764. The attorney (right), who stands in profile to the left holding a pamphlet: ‘Practic'[sic] of petty Fogging’, wears a top-hat and has short cropped hair, and is better characterized than in the original and may be a portrait.”–British Museum online catalogue.
- Title: The first day of term, or, The devil among the lawyers [graphic].
- Published: [Dublin : Pub’d by T. O’Callaghan, 11 Bride St., one door from Ross Lane, 1809?]
Catalog Record & Digital Collection
Acquired November 2013
A collection of 140 bills and invoices made out to attorney Charles Wren or his wife Mary, dated 1793-1797, issued primarily by businesses in London and Newcastle; they document the personal and household expenses of a prosperous provincial lawyer and his household.
- Author: Wren, Charles, 1750-1799.
- Title: Financial papers, 1793-1797.
LWL Mss 8
Acquired December 2012