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The Petition.
The Petition.
H.B. [reversed, the monogram of I.B. Brookes.]
[July 1831.]
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾". Trimmed to printed border at top.
The Lord Chancellor Brougham kneeling before William IV, who wears a tall fool's cap, presenting a 'Reformer's Petition' from the inmates of Bedlam, Hoxton House and St Luke's Hospital, requesting their freedom and representation. The Duke of Gloucester, wearing a top-hat, holds the back of the King's chair and bends forward to say 'Who's Silly Billy now'. A satire on the Reform Act by I.B. Brookes, who signed his work with IB or HB backwards, possibly in an attempt to pass off his work as that of HB (John Doyle).
BM Satire 16737.
[Ref: 50694]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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