Jack Ketch executing Sentence on a Culprit.
Published by S.W. Fores, 41, Piccadilly, London. 1832.
Fine coloured lithograph, with SWF stamp. 305 x 444mm (12 x 17½").
Satire on the attitude of the City Radicals towards Wellington, set in the Council Chamber, Guildhall. The hangman 'executes' a bust of Wellington. Just behind him stands Mayor Key and Aldermen Wood and Waithman, holding up their hats! Behind these three is a dense crowd of cheering citizens, probably the Livery, the most democratic body of the Corporation. Behind the semi-circular railing which encloses the table is the end wall of the Chamber, with a statue of William IV in a high alcove. Small pictures on the wall are covered with curtains, with one exception, a portrait of Queen Caroline.
BM Satires: 17130.
[Ref: 30630] £230.00