Retirement. Minerva's favourite Bird!!!
Pub April 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching with large margins bottom & right. Plate 355 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼"). Cut to plate left & top.
Caricature of Eldon as a hawk-like owl. Eldon led the opposition to Catholic Relief and this image encapsulates his futile, last-ditch resistance shortly before the Relief Bill was passed. A wonderful image.
BM Satires: 15739.
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