Real Independence Alias Reelingdependence.
Woodcut, sheet 235 x 260mm. 9¼ x 10¼". Sheet trimmed. A few stain spots.
Political satire; a drunken gentleman with a bottle in one hand and glass in the other, as a political banner design. Possibly the figure is intended to be Henry Thomas Liddell, first Earl of Ravensworth (1797 -1878), though there appears no great evidence of a reputation for drunkenness. In February 1826 Liddell unsuccessfully contested the county of Northumberland in the Tory interest. At the general election in June of the same year, after a poll of fifteen days, in which great sums of money were spent, Liddell and Matthew Bell were returned. An interesting piece of local popular political printing. See ref:13688
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