The Bulletin, or Old Douro and his Aid's in a Consternation.
London Pubd. April 1830 by I Brooks Old Bond St.
Hand-coloured etching with small margins; paper watermarked: J Whatman 1830. Plate 249 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Staining.
Satire in response to the bulletins on George IV's final illness. Peel, dressed as a policeman (he had founded the Metropolitan Police the previous year), sits at a table between two colleagues, Ellenborough and Wellington (Marquis of Douro) who both stand, much agitated. On the table is a large paper: 'Bulletin. Troubled with difficulty in breathing!!!'
BM Satires: 16099.
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