The Cabinet-Maker's Complaint.
Pub. by S. Gans, 15 Southampton Street, Strand. June 16. 1829.
Hand coloured etching. Platemark: 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Very large margins. Light water stain in upper left margin.
An interior scene showing George IV sitying in an arm chair opposite Wellington. The Duke, dressed as a carpenter, approaches him from the right, bending forward and raising his paper cap. In his left hand is a saw. He says: 'I begs pardon your honor, but I can't stand it no longer—There's my foreman Bob, and Chancery Jack, as we calls him, are fighting instead of minding their work—The vagabonds von't be easy 'till I bundles 'em out.' He watches the King with wary intentness. On the wall behind him is a small picture titled 'Bob & Chancery Jack', showing Peel and Lyndhurst (in his Chancellor's robes) facing each other in a pugilistic encounter.
BM Satires ref: 15807.
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