Master Dogberry the Parish Watchman. Parish Characters-in Ten Plates by Paul Pry Esq.r _ Pl. 6th_
Pub Jun 12th 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sole Publisher of P.Pry Carcicatures non are original without McLeans name.
Hand-coloured etching, with very large margins. Plate 368 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼").
Caricature of Lord Eldon, who led the opposition to Catholic Emancipation, as a parish watchman. Since the watchman was doomed following the introduction of Peel's new police, the caricature indicates Eldon's relegation to obscurity. 'The watchman's allegations are by tradition false or exaggerated' (BM Satires).
BM Satires: 15802.
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