A Devilish good Parody. May we ne-er want a FRIEND or a Bottle to give him!!
Very fine hand coloured etching. On watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1829'. Platemark: 345 x 240m (13½ x 9½"). Very large margins.
Wellington, in uniform, wearing the collar of the George and the Garter ribbon, rises from a gilt chair to give a toast, holding his glass high, and grasping with his left hand that of the Devil, who also raises his glass, and, breathing fire, grins horribly at his friend. Both sing a verse of 'Auld lang syne'. On the table are decanters and fruit.
[Ref: 37461] £390.00