The Parodist, No. 1. The Beggar's Petition.
Hand-coloured wood engraving and text, rare. Sheet: 210 x 280mm, (8½ x 11"). Title and publication line trimmed and glued on verso.
An illustration to a parody of Thomas Moss's well-known poem 'The Beggar's Petition' 1769. The Duke of Wellington is depicted in rags, seated upon a stool begging for alms. A young boy, puts a coin in his hat stating 'Poor Old Chap!!', a statue of Achilles is situated in the garden of Apsley House behind. Following the fall of the Whig government
BM Satire: 17188.
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