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The gouty George IV using tongs to pass his discarded wig to Wellington; representing the Duke's appointment to office as First Lord of the Treasury. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1828.

  • Heath, William, 1795-1840.
Date
1828
Reference
12247i
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Description

The King says: "Throw it away. I can't get any of them to suit me", the Duke replies: "Happy I am to see the Whig discarded - I'll try and administer something that shall fit your M- better"

Publication/Creation

[London] (26 Haymarket) : Thos. McLean.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 26.2 x 36.7 cm

Lettering

A change in the head of affairs

Creator/production credits

Bears artist's emblem bottom left: a miniature figure with bow-tie and cane

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 15498

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12247i

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  • English


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