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The Cat's-Paw.
The Cat's-Paw.
E.Brookes Del.t.
Pub'd by Marianne Humphreys St James's St.t.
Coloured engraving. 330 x 230mm. Trimmed to printed border and laid on card.
The cat, William IV, is being persuaded to pull the hot iron of reform from a blazing fire by a bewigged monkey.
[Ref: 976]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)

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The Cat's-Paw.
The Cat's-Paw.
E.Brookes Del.t.
Pub'd by Marianne Humphreys St James's St.t.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 230 x 330mm (9 x 13"). Trimmed to printed border, creased. Slight staining.
A comic scene referring to William IV's involvement in the debate leading up to the Reform Act of 1832. The cat, William IV, is being persuaded to pull a hot chestnut from a blazing fire by a bewigged monkey, the fire is labelled with words such as 'rights', 'reform', and 'popularity', a portrait of Charles Grey hangs above the mantlepiece. Volumes on shelf behind include "Life of Mrs. Jordan", "Life of Fitzclarence" etc.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 44407]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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