A Labourer in the Good Cause.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket - [n.d. c.March 1829.]
Handcoloured etching, watermark 1827. Sheet: 250 x 350mm, (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate. Faded.
Satire on Eldon's meetings with George IV. Eldon, leader of the opposition to Catholic Emancipation, induced Tory peers to use their right of demanding audience of the King in order to protest against concessions. Here he carries huge stacks of petitions to present to the King.
BM Satires: 15680.
[Ref: 39168] £120.00