The Dis-Organist.HB Sketchs No.571.
Published by T. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket 29.th Jany. 1839.
Coloured lithograph. 284 x 419mm (11¼ x 16½"). Some toning.
A musical image showing Lord Durham playing the organ discordantly, with Lord Roebuck blowing the bellows. Lord Brougham (far right) has put the instrument out of tune; at left, a woman (Queen Victoria) and a man (Lord Melbourne) are shocked by the noise. It was universally believed that Lord Durham had come home from Canada in a towering rage, and would give full vent to his feelings as soon as the opening of the Session of Parliament should afford him an opportunity. In this belief he is here represented playing "a can(n)on" on the organ. Mr. Roebuck, who, as the agent in this country of the Canadian House of Representatives, took a very large share in every debate on Canadian questions, is engaged in the humble office of blowing the bellows; but the united efforts of Lord Durham and himself produce nothing but discord.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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