Pub April 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Caricatures are daily Publishing.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet: 350 x 240mm, (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmd to printed boarder.
Satire on George IV's eventual assent to the Catholic Relief Bill (to which he was strongly opposed). He King sits at a round library table and is poised to sign the 'Catholic Rel[ief] Bill', a long document, partly held up by Peel, who kneels. Close behind Peel are Lyndhurst and Wellington; the former uses his mace to block the coronation oath hanging on the wall, while the Duke who screens from the King a portrait of George III on the far wall. George IV's inkstand is supported on an angrily watchful British Lion. In a Gothic fireplace papers are burning: 'Petitions of the People' and 'Vox-Po[puli]'.
BM Satires: 15730.
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