A Political Refletion.
Pub by S Gans 15 Southampton Street Strand. [n.d. ?Feb. 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching with large margins. Plate 260 x 355mm (10¼ x 14")..
Satire on Lady Conyngham's use of her influence to support the Duke of Wellington. Here George IV as the 'Great Babe' (his gouty foot sticking out) lies asleep in his cradle rocked by Conyngham, while Wellington places the crown on his own head. On the floor is a line of toys: a sailing boat on wheels, a model of Buckingham Palace reconstructed by Nash, a giraffe (the first giraffe in England was a present from Mohammed Ali of Egypt in 1827), a Life Guard on a toy horse, a Foot-Guard, a dismantled or unfinished ship resting on a prostrate toy soldier.
BM Satires: 15521.
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