This Old Lady, was a considerable time on the establishment-and was always thought an excellent Old Woman she is still willing to act again and looks forward to another engagement-at present is allow'd the freedom of the House_
Pub No 9th 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sold Publisher of W Heaths Etchings.
Rare hand-coloured etching. 360 x 246mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Cut.
Satire on the 1st Earl of Eldon's desire for office following the successful Emancipation Bill (against which Eldon led the opposition). He is shown as an old woman on the stage, asking 'what can an old woman do'.
BM Satires: 15904.
[Ref: 30472] £220.00