Doing Homage._Thus they in lowliest plight, repentant bow_Mil[ton].
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. Paper watermarked, 'J Whatman 1829. Sheet size: 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Repaired tear to top left edge of sheet. Small tear to top edge.
One of many attacks on Peel and the Duke of Wellington, introducers of Catholic Emancipation. The Pope sits in a Gothic chair as Wellington, in profile to the right, kneels at his feet, supporting the Pope's right foot, and kisses his toe. He wears civilian dress, but a plumed cocked hat lies beside him. Peel (left) stands behind, eagerly waiting his turn, his hands together as if in prayer. Each holds a rosary.
BM Satires: 15660.
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