The Rape of the Petti-coat.He valiantly seiz'd the Petti-coat and Boot at the Portal of his own Mansion. Daily adv.
Etching, offset, sheet 125 x 200mm. 5 x 8". Slight offsetting.
Lord Mayor Thomas Harley is shown removing a petticoat and boot from a gallows erected outside the Mansion House in the City of London. A satire on Harley's personal intervention to subdue a riot after the election of John Wilkes (1727-797) as Radical MP for Middlesex in 1768. From 'The Oxford Magazine'.
BM Satires 4190.
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