A Poetical PredictionWhen Broad St. Giles's' shall ascend the sky,/ And Grosvenor Square be filled with apple-pie [...] Men shall be honest,_ Nations be at peace,/ Slander lose its power, and female clamour cease!_
Manuscript with three ink and watercolour sketches attached below. Sheet 35.5 x 27cm. General paper tone.
A whimsical poem spanning a range of cultural references. A line about when 'Bonaparte keeps a chandler's shop' possibly places it during Napoleon's lifetime. Below are three comical ink and watercolour scenes the size of playing cards in which the protagonists have spades, hearts and clubs for faces.
[Ref: 15839] £260.00