The Silver-Oar_versus_The White-wand_or_The Helmsmen.
Pubd. Aug.t 1828 by John Fairburn Broadway Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured etching. 240 x 341mm (9½ x 13½"). Cut; slight repair to left. Slightly messy.
Satire on the Duke of Clarence's unwarranted expenditure as Lord High Admiral, which led to a dispute between he and Wellington which was laid before George IV (who found Clarence 'in error from the beginning to the end'). Further defiance by Clarence led to his forced resignation in the same month this print was published. George IV listens to the dispute between Wellington (brandishing a long scroll of Clarence's expenditures) and the Duke of Clarence, whose waterman's outfit and silver oar refer to his position. He wears a cap-like ducal coronet, a star, on his sleeve: Clarence Yacht Club.
BM Satires: 15546.
[Ref: 30585] £180.00