Looking Glass No.1The Siamese Youths - Our Own Youths. Church Affairs. [Tail-piece].
Published January 1st. 1830 - by T. Mc.Lean 26 Haymarket London - sole publisher of William Heath's etchings Communications for this work must be post paid and directed to Thos McLean for the editor of the Looking Glass.
Hand-coloured etching. 376 x 260mm. 14¾ x 10¼". Some nicks an tears around the edges.
Satire on the famous Siamese Twins. The Twins, realistically depicted, are compared with a taller couple: Wellington and Peel joined by a band inscribed 'Place'. Peel wears police uniform as in and holds a rat-trap. [&] A grotesquely bloated and corpulent bishop (right) addresses a tall emaciated parson who stands deferentially, hat in hand. [&] An Italian boy with a board of plaster figures, the figures include a whole-length figure of George IV in back view flanked by larger busts of Peel and Wellington..
BM Satires: 16002; 16003; 16004.
[Ref: 26681] £190.00