A Moving Scene on the Road to Slane.
Pub June 29 1830 by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet size: 265 x 375mm (10½ x 14¾"). Tears in right margin. Small margins.
Satire on the Conyngham family's exit from Windsor Castle following George IV's death, laden with gifts. The family are heading for 'Slane Castle', their Irish seat, which is depicted as a hovel and is placarded 'Man-Traps—Pigs beware'. The large Lady Conyngham wheels a barrow heaped with kettle (marked 'GR'), pans, and bellows. Behind her walks Lord Conyngham, with a bundle of bedding tied up in a blanket marked 'GR.', on his head and shoulders. In his left hand is a pair of tall tongs, topped by an antlered head. On the right walks a daughter, followed by the son, each with a huge bundle, that of Mount Charles inscribed 'Old Cloathes'. Behind the procession is a ragged Irish peasant woman, derisively holding up two fingers.
BM Satires: 16140.
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