Richard Oastler [signature facsimile.]
Stipple and line engraving, 429 x 330mm.
Richard Oastler (1789 - 1861), reformer. 'The factory king', Oastler was a Tory radical who turned factory reform into a compelling national issue. His paternalistic view of society meant that he abhorred the idea of universal suffrage. However, he was a hero without parallel within northern radicalism and his inclusion symbolically incorporated him into the Chartist movement.
[Ref: 7998] £330.00