The High & Mighty Queen recieving an address from the Most Loyal Subjects in the World.
Pub by T. Mc Lean 26 Haymarket where Political & other Caricature are daily Published. [n.d., c.1828.]
Coloured etching. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), Turkey Mill paper watermarked 1826. Small margins. Cut to platemark at bottom.
Maria II, de jure Queen of Portugal, holding an audience for her Portuguese subjects in exile in London, although more interested in a Punch & July show behind. The Portuguese, led by Don Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Marquis of Palmela, look destitute. Maria, who was nearly 10 years old and tall for age, not the infant depicted here, regained her throne from her uncle Miguel in 1834.
BM Satire 15557.
[Ref: 39714] £260.00