The Winchelsea Hermit.
London, Pub.d by Tho.s McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d., 1829.]
Coloured lithograph. 420 x 285mm (16½ x 11¼").
A satire on the duel between Lord Winchilsea and the Duke of Wellington, and Winchilsea's announced intention to retire from the Lords on account of the Catholic Relief Bill. Winchilsea, seated in the mouth of a small cave, gazes reflectively at words written into the rock: 'Get out of the House'; figures are indicated below. On a table are two pistols, an hour-glass, an a skull with contours suggesting Wellington's head. Papers on Winchilsea's right hand are 'Plans of Reform in Church and State'; 'Essay on Politics' & 'Gymnastics Fanatics & Fiddlesticks.' Under the table lie boxing-gloves and single-stick. On the ground are books, one open: 'The Battle of Battersea A Religious Tale'. Winchilsea wears a dressing-gown with fashionable strapped trousers and spurred boots.
BM Satires: 15703.
[Ref: 30650] £120.00