The New Life Boat - Going on Swimmingly. Resignation - A Great Moral Virtue - All aground.
Pub.d May 11th 1827 by S. Knights Sweetings Alley Roy.l Xchang.
Fine coloured etching. Faint pencil notations naming the people satirised.250 x 390mm (6 x 15¼"). Very large margins.
Nine designs in three rows, relating to the changes in the Government of George Canning. The main image, 'The New Life Boat' taking all of the top row, shows George IV being rowed by his cabinet, including Canning, Lyndhurst and Wynn. The other eight satires, resignations, relate to Wellington, Melville, Bathurst, Elton, Scarlett, etc. Bathurst is crawling out of a barrell marked from the colonies.
BM Satires 15391.
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