The Birmingham New Member_ A Man of Mettle [/Metal] - or a Match for Ministers.
Pub 1819 by T Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed into plate, glue stains in corners.
Birmingham brassfounders about to place a brazen head of Sir Charles Wolseley on an effigy. Wolsey had made an inflamatory speech at Stockton and was arrested for sedition. In his absence the Birmingham reformers elected him their 'Legislatorial attourney' and empowered him to represent their grievences in Parliament.
BM Satire 13251.
[Ref: 31496] £220.00