The Political Jim Crow.
Wood engraving, sheet 205 x 235mm. 8 x 9¼". Slightly soiled and stained.
Political satire on attitudes to reform: two well-dressed man sneering at a man in ragged clothes who explains he was once a Radical but is now a Tory; a procession passing along the Mall in front of the Duke of York Column in the background. In the 1830's "Jim Crow" was one of the most popular characters in musical theatre usual portrayed as the archetypal slave character although in this satire the reference appears to be used to portray the inept politcis of the period.
[Ref: 18229] £75.00