Rats in the barn. Or Iohn Bulls famous old dog Billy astonishing the Varment.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Political & other Caricatuers Daily Pub.
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed to image, glue stains in bottom corners.
A fat and gross John Bull, a yokel in a smock, stoops forward to cheer on a terrier with the head of Eldon who grips in his teeth a rat with the (terrified) head of Wellington. Another rat (Peel?) has been flung into the air and falls back. Other rats, all with human heads, scamper away over a heap of unthrashed corn, into which some of them dive, tails only projecting: one disappears down a hole. Behind J. B. is the doorway of the barn, framing the tower of a village church which is shored up by beams, one inscribed 'Prop'.
BM Satires: 15699.
[Ref: 35568] £220.00