Citizen T_rn_y drawn by the Populace through the Borough to the Grove-house at Camberwell. /The glorious triumph shouting mobs proclaim. / And the throng'd Grove-House echoes back my fame.
Engraving. Sheet 185 x 240mm, 7¼ x 9½".
George Tierney (1761-1830), Whig MP for Southwark from 1796 to 1806 (then other constituancies continously until his death), being paraded through the streets after his election. He was a prominent opponent of William Pitt; when Pitt accused him of want of patriotism they fought a duel on Putney Heath in May 1798, but neither was injured. The same year James Gillray caricatured Tierney as a French executioner. The frontispiece to 'A Political Eclogue. Citizen H. T***e, Citizen T**rn*y, R.B. Esq.'.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 16435] £110.00