The Mute-Ability of Affairs!!!____"His honor Is nothing but mutation, ay, and that From one bad thing to worse._Vide Shakespeare.Undertaker in Chief & Cabinet maker to His M___y.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. [c. January 1828]
Hand-coloured etching with large margins; paper watermarked: J Whatman Turkey Mill 1825. Plate 372 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼").
Wellington, dressed in black as a mute at a funeral. The title and Shakespeare quotation allude to the Duke's agreement to form an administration ('Cabinet maker') despite making an earlier speech suggesting he would not do so. Wellington was Prime Minister from 1828-1830.
BM Satires: 15501.
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