The Life of Sir Robert Peel at a view.The life of Peel! _ What a theme for the Philosopher and Moralist! _ What admiration does it not excite! _ What emulation should it not create! _ What grief, profound and deep, has not its close called forth! _ What solemn truths proclaimed!
London. Published Aug.t 26th 1850, by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand.
Lithograph, very scarce. Printed area: 318 x 331mm (12¼ x 13"). Damage on right outside image, slight stain on right.
An unusual account of the life of British politician and Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel (1788 - 1850), with a portrait of Peel in the centre, and an illustrated narrative of his life in an ornately decorated circle around him, from birth to death. The illustrations include Peel's place of birth, first school, an interior of the House of Commons, and the church where he was buried. Events from his life are incscribed with the dates among the illustrations, including, 'Elected MP for Chippenham 1812', 'Prime Minister of England 1834', 'Repeal of Corn Laws 1846' and 'Last speech in the House of Commons 1850'. There is also an extract from his speech on resigning office in 1846 beneath his portrait.
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