Presenting a Bill of Indemnification or Alarming Items.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket [n.d. c.Feb 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching with fine colour. 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾") Small margins. Cut to platemark at bottom.
Satire with the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II presenting a 'bill of indemnification' to George IV following the Battle of Navarino, in which Britain, France and Russia defeated the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan holds out a long scroll: Demands of the Porte—10.000 Purses of Gold—400 Ships of War, etc. In the background the French king Charles X runs away, while the Russian Tsar Nicholas walks away contemptuously.
BM Satires: 15519.
[Ref: 39605] £260.00