Boroughmongers' attack on the British column [graphic].
Lewis Walpole Library > Boroughmongers' attack on the British column [graphic].
- Boroughmongers' attack on the British column [graphic].
- Published / Created
- [approximately 1830]
- Publication Place
- Birmingham, England
- Printed by R. Heppel, 113 Coleshill-Street, Birmingham ...
The opponents of parliamentary reform, including Wellington and Peel, attempt to pull down a column topped by Lord John Russell, a portrait of William IV on the plinth. The "Explanation of the engraving": This spirited sketch was originally designed by George Cruikshank. Esq., of Pentouville, London. The column in the centre is dedicated to the "King and Constitution," on the base of which is a portrait of his present Majesty, William IV. On the top of the columnn [sic] stands Lord John Russell, holding in his hand the Mirror of Truth. On the left of the pillar the Duke of Wellington, Sir R. Peel, and others are attempting with cords, axes, &c. to overturn the column; while on on [sic] the right, Lord Chancellor Brougham and Earl Grey stand in a calm and dignfied position, smiling at the futile attempts of the Boroughmongers to overturn the People's Rights. On the same side Lord Althorp is seen bearing a banner, representing the future prosperity of England, and the Attorney General (Sir Thomas Denman) is supporting the Flag of Victory
Title from letterpress text above image.
Designed by George Cruikshank according to the text below image.
Date of publication from dealer's description.
Printer's advertisement following imprint: ... where may be had, the Reformer's Attack on the Old Rotten Tree.
Woodcut with letterpress text, including "Explanation of the engraving" below the image followed five columns with two verses: "William and reform!!!" and King William and Liberty for ever! by J.C. Walters".
Woodcut with letterpress text framed with printers devices and between columns of verse.
Mounted on blue paper.
- 1 print : sheet 45.4 x 38 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1830
- woodcut ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image and text
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain
- Subject (Name)
Denman, Thomas Denman, Baron, 1779-1854
Grey, Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764-1845
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852
Peel, Robert, 1788-1850
Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878
William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837
Spencer, John Charles Spencer, Earl, 1782-1845
Great Britain. Parliament.
- Subject (Topic)
Politics and government
Denman, Thomas Denman, Baron, 1779-1854 > Caricatures and cartoons
Grey, Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764-1845 > Caricatures and cartoons
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 > Caricatures and cartoons
Peel, Robert, 1788-1850 > Caricatures and cartoons
Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878 > Caricatures and cartoons
William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837 > Caricatures and cartoons
Spencer, John Charles Spencer, Earl, 1782-1845 > Caricatures and cartoons
Great Britain. Parliament > Reform
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1830-1837
Flags > British
England > 1830
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