The master of the scrolls!
In 1806 John Philpot Curran was appointed Master of the Rolls in Ireland. This satirical portrait of him on horseback depicts him wearing a riding-dress and holding a riding-switch. His saddle-bags contain rolled documents that are inscribed respectively - 'Decree', 'Reports', 'Petitions', 'Interrogator[ies]', 'Affidavits', 'Bills', 'Brief [bis]', 'Answer'. This print published by Sidebotham was pirated by McCleary, No. 32, Nassau Street, Dublin in 1809.
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[Dublin] Publish'd by J. Sidebotham, Sackville Street, Dublin .
Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum
Physical description: 1 print : hand coloured etching, 24.2 x 19.8 cm..
Citations/References: Butler, P. Brocas collection p. 114.
Citations/References: Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum 11408
Attributed to a member of the Brocas family.
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