Church Promotion, or how to Scale a Pulpit!"O Meara deliver'd me your letter yesterdy morning, he wishs to preach before Royalty & I'll put him in the way for it" Hints from an Old Soldier on the Art of rising in Church or State.
Fine hand coloured etching. Plate: 250 x 360mm, (10 x 14"). Some staining, creasing and tears to large margins.
A satire showing a Rev O'Meara clambering up a ladder into a pulpit. A commentary on the scandal of 1809 in which it came to light that Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852), the mistress of Prince Frederick the Duke of York had been selling army commissions with the knowledge of the Duke of York. The Duke of York and Mrs Clarke are depicted holding the ladder to allow O'Meara to climb.
[Ref: 38784] £260.00