The Revolution of 1831 as Prophecyed by that learned Astrologer General Ikey Wether-bridge ..'to whom this Plate is dedicated, (Ex-Officio) by his Admiring Friend the Publisher - "die hard, - die nobly - die - like demi Gods!!! "It is supposed, if the Dog Johnny were permitted he would soon destroy the Whole Breed."'
S. W. Fores Pubd Piccadilly 1831.
Hand-coloured etching with large margins. Platemark: 249 x 350mm. (9¾ x 13¾"). Some staining to corners.
Grey, using a huge broom inscribed 'Reform', advances against rats who are on, in, or near their burrows (boroughs) which are large mounds. He holds on a chain a dog, 'I. Bull', who tries to get at them. The head of William IV projects into the design from the left. Behind his head is Windsor Castle. A signpost points (left) 'To Windsor & Reform'. Only one of the rats (Wetherell) has a human head, it runs from a mound inscribed 'Boroughb' [ridge], and from the broom.
BM Satires: 16690.
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