The Durham Lamb on his Freehold.
Lithograph. Sheet 200 x 245mm, 8 x 9¾", watermarked 'Pine and Davies 1823'.
John Lambton (1792-1840, 1st Earl of Durham from 1833), satirised as a ram in a very small enclosure, surrounded by jeering crowds. The scene is on the Northumberland sea-shore, with Bamborough Castle behind. The elections in Southern Northumberland in 1826 were particularly vitriolic and were the subject of a series of satires. Lambton was the Durham MP until he was ennobled as Baron Durham in 1828. He served as Lord Privy Seal under Earl Grey, Governor General of the Province of Canada 1838-9, during which time his 'Report on the Affairs of British North America' recommended the creation of the Canadian Parliament.
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