Court cards the best to deal with

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Joshua Kirby Baldrey
1754-1828
Court cards the best to deal with
London : Pubd Feby 8th 1788 for S Doughty and Co, No 19 Holborn, [1788]
Peel 1605
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London : Pubd. Feby. 8th 1788 for S. Doughty and Co., No. 19 Holborn, [1788]
Provenance: 
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.
Inscription: 
Inscribed "Ld. Thurlow" in ink below the knave, below the king is "The K--g", and beneath the central figure is "Mr Hastings".
Notes: 

Printmaker Joshua Baldrey occasionally operated from 19 Holborn in London, under the imprint "S. Doughty & Co." Cf. British Museum online catalog.
Library's copy cropped within plate mark, with presumed loss of imprint; lower portion of sheet containing the caption title has been cut away and reglued below the image.
Sheet measurement is for the two parts comprising the library's cropped copy of this print.

Summary: 

Print shows two playing-cards, a knave and a king, between which kneels the figure of Warren Hasting in Oriental costume, holding out a diamond (suit-mark) in each hand towards the figure on each side of him; below the knave is etched "Thurlow" (the Lord Chancellor), while below the king is "Geo. III"; beneath the central figure is "Hastings".

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