Consolation, or Otium cum dignitate. [in ink]33.
London Pub.d by E. Mc.Lean, 14, St Martins Court, Leicester Sq.re [n.d. c.1829.]
Coloured lithograph, printed on J. Whatman 1829 paper; 285 x 420mm (11¼ x 16½").
Satire published around the time that the Emancipation Bill became law. Lord Eldon, who led the opposition to the bill, sits with his 'only Consolation', and enormous cheese (from which a small wedge has been cut) and a huge cut-glass goblet. Eldon in 1829 received "innumerable marks of respect and confidence" for his opposition to Emancipation. Like the Duke of York in 1825, he received a cheese from the Protestants of Cheshire.
BM Satires: 15876.
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