The Catholic Sovereign, Safety-Coach, A new Start from the Castle Windsor_a regular Out and Outer.
London Pub 1829 by SW Fores 41 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. 247 x 381mm (9¾ x 15"). Slight tear; staining at top.
Wellington drives four galloping horses, each with a human head. The leaders are Lyndhurst (piebald) and Scarlett (black), both wearing legal wigs; the wheelers Brougham, also in his wig, and Burdett. He flicks his lash over the leaders. The King's face is seen through the coach window. The guard is Lady Conyngham: she stands up, blowing her horn. She wears a guard's greatcoat and satchel over her dress and holds a blunderbuss. The coach is the 'Windsor Castle'; 'Wellington & Co.'; 'G R 1829'. It has just passed and overturned a two-wheeled ass-cart, the ass falling on its head, the driver, Eldon, sprawling on the ground. In the cart, which is inscribed 'John Eldon Rubbish Carter', are big bundles of 'Anti-Catholic Petetions'. Standing behind and below the guard's dickey is Peel as 'cad', or conductor; he thumbs his nose at Eldon. Windsor Castle is on the extreme left; on the extreme right is a signpost pointing to 'Windsor' and 'To London'.
BM Satires: 15720.
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