The M.P. Marching at the Head of his 300 Jontlemen!!!
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Polticial and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.May 1829]
Handcoloured etching. Sheet: 350 x 240mm, (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmed to printed boarder.
Satire published in the wake of Catholic Emancipation. An unrecognizable O'Connell marches jauntily to a door on the extreme right, over which is a board inscribed 'St Ste[phens] To Trespassers Men-Traps—Constantly Set—Beware'. He is followed by a jubilant Irish mob, yelling and flourishing shillelaghs- one holds a placard reading 'Unconditional Emancipation For Ever'. The crowd are evidently from St. Giles and similar Irish slums in London; two carry hods, emblem of the Irish builder's labourer or hodman.
BM Satires: 15763.
[Ref: 39175] £180.00