The Th___e in Danger.There is a power before the Throne_& a power behing the Throne_greater than the Throne itself. Vide L__d K_gs Speech_
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d. c.1828.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 350 x 250mm, (13¾ x 9¾"). Very large Margins. Slight cockling in left margin and into plate. Some staining in margins.
Wellington, in uniform, stands before the King, who sits on the throne. Wellington holds up a large cross-hilted sword (the Sword of State). He holds behind him his large plumed cocked hat, from one point of which hangs a paper reading 'Military Commission to throw Dust in John Bulls eyes'. Two papers project from his pockets: Church Patronage and Army Patronage. Lady Conyngham (George IV's final mistress) peers out from behind a curtain, looking satisfied. The crown is on a table beside Wellington. Etched by William Heath, with his characteristic 'Paul Pry' emblem lower right.
BM Satires: 15512.
[Ref: 37450] £220.00