The evil Counsellor.
[I.B. Brookes.] [n.d. c.1831.]
Lithograph. 254 x 345mm (10 x 13½").
Satire on the creation of Peers: William IV sits with both hands on the crown. Brougham, the 'evil Counsellor' in the guise of the devil, leans over his shoulder to whisper 'you can make a New Batch ofthe young Fitz's...' (referring to the Earl of Munster and the other FitzClarences). Outside Cumberland and Eldon discuss the King, Eldon saying 'mind he'll play with that thing [his crown] until he lets it fall'.
BM Satires: 16936.
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