The Female Politician.
London, Published May 1. 1826 by W.J. Wright, 14 Brownlow Street, Holborn.
Mezzotint with very large margins.. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾") Some spotting
An elderly lady with glasses, reading the 'John Bull' newspaper of December 1825, throwing her hand up in horror. A tea pot and cup sit with a book on the table to her left. 'John Bull' was a London Sunday newspaper established by Theodore Hook in 1820 with the help of Sir Walter Scott. He edited the paper, which was patriotic and anti-Whig, for 21 years, during which time it was described as 'scurrilous, scandalous, but irresistibly facetious'.
Ex collection of The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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