Political Harmonics A New Variation for the "Soldier Tired" as performed by Monsieur Villanton, First Fiddle to The King_with a Piano Accompaniment arranged to the Air "Home! Sweet Home!"HB Sketches No.23.
[Published by T.Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. Sep. 11. 1829.]
Lithograph. 279 x 361mm (11 x 14¼"). Cut, repaired tear.
A musical image showing Peel sitting on a music-stool at an upright piano, smiling over his shoulder at Wellington, who plays the violin (as he had in fact done as a young man), in profile to the left, his music on a tall stand. The Duke wears the unusual dress for him of frock-coat with knee-breeches. Goulburn (Chancellor of the Exchequer) turns over Peel's music. On the right is a curtained French-window, through which Cumberland and Eldon, both top-hatted, peer into the room.
BM Satires: 15856.
[Ref: 30651] £120.00