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- Object: Prodigious!! - He was a common Sergeant, but now he is a General!!
After 'A' in the title the letters 'ttorney' have been heavily scored through. Denman, dressed as a sergeant (copied from BM Satires No. 14776), stands in profile to the right facing a second Denman in general's uniform, who stands full-face, left hand on his hip, his head turned in profile to the left, holding out a document towards his former self with an authoritative gesture. The sergeant, as in BM Satires No. 14776, holds up a huge cylindrical brief inscribed 'KB Gull v Gudgeon Brief for J Doe'; a brief-bag hangs from his shoulder. Both wear a barrister's wig, and both are smartly dressed according to their rank. Dec 4 1830.
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Height: 244 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 348 millimetres (cropped)
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
Denman had been elected Common Serjeant of the City of London in 1822; on 19 Nov. he succeeded Scarlett as Attorney-General. See No. 17319.
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