15500

SATIRE ON THE DURHAM ELECTION. – NO COPY TRACED

A Northern Ass.

Published
(London?)

Description
Broadside, sm 4to., 9″ x8″, engraved, printed one side as issued.

£150.00

SKU: 15500

Product Description

A Satire on the Durham County Parliamentary Election of the 14th April 1784 at which Sir Thomas Clavering and Sir John Eden were elected unopposed. Both were Whigs and opponents of Pitt. The illustration shows a headless rider upon an ass whilst hovering over him is another man who says “I serv’d you as long as i could stand”. Other comments include “But a coal Pitt”, “curse all Pitts”, “The Irish faction for ever”, ” a command in India”, whilst the ass is saying “Thus I go to Parliament and am not the first ass that has farted for Preferrment but this is dirty work and hard labour”. In the corner is a milestone on which is written “From Durham. T.C. J.E. 14 April 1784.” Not in British Museum. No copy traced.