Sir Francis Molyneux and Mr. Quarme

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Sir Francis Molyneux and Mr. Quarme
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James Sayers
(Sir Francis Molyneux and Mr. Quarme)
(Members of the Coalition Ministry of 1782)
London, C Bretherton  17th. June  1782
Etching
180 x 110 mm
£85
Sir Francis Molyneux, tall and broad, stands, hands behind his back, looking down at Robert Quarme, a very small man. Both wear bag-wigs, ruffles and swords. Molyneux was Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and Quarme was Yeoman Usher, both officers of the House of Lords.
From a series of small, whole length caricature portraits of prominent members of the Whig Coalition and opponents of the American War. The inspiration was apparently the ministerial changes of March 1782.
BM 6074