The Feast near Eaten or Master George and his Little Visitor.Children will be children.
Pub by T. McLean 16 Haymarket Caricatures daily publishing. [Dec. 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching with large margins. Plate 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾").
Satire on the visit to London of Maria II of Portugal. George IV, dressed as a little boy, faces the nine-year old Maria across a small table covered with sweetmeats, with Wellington and Peel as servants behind them. Peel holds a dish of Candid Orange Peel surmounted by a large crown. On the table besides other sweets are boxes of Sugar Plumbs and Bulls Eyes, and slabs of Ally Campane. During the Portuguese Succession crisis in which Miguel I usurped the young queen (his nephew), Maria travelled to several European courts, including London, in search of support. Miguel is repesented here by a battered doll lying on the floor, labelled 'uncle Mig'.
BM Satires: 15565; for Maria's visit to London see also ref. 30545
[Ref: 30507] £320.00