Ye Execution of ye Foxe Poisoner at Lobro'
Lithograph, sheet 305 x 230mm. 12 x 9". Folds, as normal.
An extremely scarce locally-printed satire attacking a parliamentary candidate for Leicestershire, who is depicted strung up from a lamp-post by foxes. In the background is a pack of hounds marshalled by huntsmen, in the lower right foreground the heads of two of the candidates' lamenting supporters, weeping into their handkerchiefs. The hanging rope is weighed down by a weight inscribed 'publick opinion'. The print clearly relates to three broadsides authored by a local hunt supporter who urges his fellow constituents to return the two incumbent Tory MPs at the ballot box and not a candidate who he feels threatens the future of fox hunting in North Leicestershire.
[Ref: 13457] £120.00