View in Constitution Bay [with letterpress 'explanation' of the print]Dedicated to the Loyal Patriots who have served their Country in the cause of constitutional Reform
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King 77 Gate St
Lithograph, printed area 140 x 155mm (5½ x 6") and letterpress, sheet 90 x 160mm (3½ x 6¼"), Very rare with explanation. Glued to album sheet.
A two-masted vessel flies an ensign with a crown and the word 'Reform'; her pennant defines a profile of William IV. A small vessel (right) with a bare mast and rigging, her ensign inscribed 'Anti', sinks, though towed by a steam tug, the 'Tyrant'; her pennant defines a profile of Wellington. Small vessels, one 'Convert', tack to follow "Reform". Below the title: 'Dedicated to the Loyal Patriots who have served their country in the cause of constitutional Reform'. A printed "Explanation" pasted below reads: "REFORM in full sail—Anti-Reform sinking, towed by 'Arbitrary Power', a Steamer. In the distance, the CONVERT Squadron 'going about'. On the topmast of Reform, the Pendant wafts into the Profile of a King! and that on the topmast of the 'Cutter' Anti, into the Profile of a Duke!'
BM Satires 17183
[Ref: 39599] £320.00