15311

HOUSE OF COMMONS AND SLEAZE etc

St. Stephens Fair. “O don’t you think it a wonderful Fair.”

Published
London by Thos Tegg

Description
Broadside, oblong folio, hand coloured illustration by Woodward, printed one side as issued.

£350.00

SKU: 15311

Product Description

A comprehensive satire on the dubious actions of the House of Commons. The illustration represents Ministerial and Opposition leaders on platforms in front of their booths. Grenville is satirised for the dismissal of his Ministry; Sheridan for his humiliation at Westminster; Castlereagh for his defeat at Down; Canning for the bombardment of Copenhagen and the capture of the Danish fleet; Scandals about Army Commissions and much other sleaze.