Dont you remember the 5th of November.
Pub by T. Mclean 26 Haymarket Poltical and other Caricatures Pub Daily.
Handcoloured etching. Sheet: 380 x 270mm, (15 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark on right and top edges.
One of many satires on the authors of the Catholic Relief Bill, which was announced on February 5 1829, playing on the Catholicism of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators. Here Wellington and Peel are "guys", tied back to back, bestride a broken chair on which they are being carried to bonfire or gibbet. A bloated bishop in a surplice, probably Howley, walks behind, holding the back chair-legs and saying 'No Popery'. Eldon (who led opposition to the Bill) carries the front of the chair, facing an angry Irishman in tattered clothes protesting against the ceremony, whose barrister's wig identifies him as O'Connell. In the foreground, on the extreme left, is John Bull, behind him the head of Cumberland.
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