Henry Hunt, Esq.r.Painted in Schlester Goal, Sep. 1822.
Published Oct. 30.th, 1822. (the day of his liberation) by J. Wiche. 98 Fleet Street.
Stipple, laid on India paper, with very large margins. Platemark: 225 x 180mm. (8¾ x 7").
Henry "Orator" Hunt (1773 – 1835) was a British radical speaker and agitator, remembered as a pioneer of working-class radicalism and an important influence on the later Chartist movement. Because of his rousing speeches at mass meetings held in Spa Fields in London in 1816-17 he became known as the 'Orator'. He embraced a programme that included annual parliaments and universal suffrage and advocated parliamentary reform and the repeal of the Corn Laws.
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