The Jolly Waterman and his Fare!!!
Pub June 11 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Hand-coloured etching with large margins on 3 sides. Plate 260 x 372mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Stain to right by Wellington. Cut to plate at top.
Satire, published weeks before George IV's death, focussing on the Duke of Wellington's hostility towards the Duke of Clarence (subsequently William IV) and supposed autocratic intentions. Clarence rows a Thames wherry (oars inscribed 'William 4') towards the 'Crown Stairs' which Wellington guards, insisting 'come keep off- you are not coming in here'. Clarence's "Fare" is his Duchess, Adelaide, who holds the rudder-lines.
BM Satires: 16137.
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