The Two Chancellors. Oxford. Great Britain.
Pub.d by T. Bird, 1. Wells St. Oxford St. [n.d. c.1834.]
Coloured lithograph with added gum arabic, original colour. 278 x 386mm. 11 x 15¼". Some staining; top left and right-hand side.
Two statuettes, with caricature features of the Duke of Wellington, Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1834-52 marked 'Oxford', the other of Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord Chancellor 1830-34, marked "Great Britain". The highlights of Brougham's tenure was the passing of the 1832 Reform Act, of which he was a staunch supporter, and the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, the cause to which he had been devoted to for so many years. He was offered the post by Grey following the defeat of Wellington's Government in 1830.
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