Newcastle versus Newark.
Hand-coloured lithograph. 292 x 363mm (11½ x 14¼"). Paper toned.
Satire on the Newark by-election in which Tory social reformer Michael Sadler was returned by the Duke of Newcastle with a majority of 214 over Serjeant Wilde. This print was made in the same month that Newcastle was reproached for evicting tenants who voted against Sadler, and Newcastle wrote in response 'Is it presumed then that I am not to do what I will with my own?' Here he and Sadler evict a family, with Newcastle echoing those sentiments and telling the evicted father to 'sow your Wilde oats'.
BM Satires: 15884.
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