In the Lion's Mouth.HB Sketchs No.413.
Published by T. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket 7.th Oct.r 1835.
Coloured lithograph. 305 x 431mm (12 x 17"). Some toning. Slight ink marks on right.
Lord Russell puts his head into the mouth of a lion with the face of Daniel O'Connell. King William IV and John Bull watch from outside the cage. The situation of the Ministry of Lord Melbourne and Lord John Russell was at this time so precarious that they depended for their majority in the House of Commons upon the Irish members under the influence of Mr. O'Connell, that he might be said to hold their destinies in his hands.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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