George Woodward (1760-1809). "The Reason Why Lawyers wear Black in Term Time."
London: W. Fores, November 14, 1796. 12 x 8 3/4. Etching. Wove paper. Not in George. Time toned. Else very good condition.
An amateur caricaturist produced political cartoons in London between 1794 and 1800, including some in a strip format that was of his own devising. He lived a rather dissolute life and died in a tavern.
The client thinks black is a sign of respect, but the lawyer assures him that lawyers are mourning for their clients.
Another caricature by George Woodward: