Leaving the House of Lords-Through the Assembled Commons. A Scene in Palace Yard.
Pub March 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Hand-coloured etching with large margins, collector's stamp on verso. Plate 266 x 363mm (10½ x 14¼"). Soiling around edges; slight creasing.
Satire on the softening of the Duke of Wellington's stance towards Catholic Emancipation. Wellington rides determinedly through an angry proletarian crowd protesting 'No popery / No Catholic ministers'. As the vote on Catholic Relief approached, inflammatory bills with woodcuts of Popish tortures and other devices had been distributed to inflame the populace against Emancipation.
BM Satires: 15694.
[Ref: 30484] £280.00