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King William IV as Gilpin rides a horse past the inn at Edmonton followed by two men on galloping horses. Lithograph, 1831.

Date
May 13 1831
Reference
643107i
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Description

William has lost his stirrups and his crown as he rides over geese wearing coronets. He rides past an inn named after John Bull who stands in the doorway as a turnpike keeper. The two men who follow are Hume and O'Connell. Behind a barrier stand the Radical members for Westminster. Satire on the aftermath of William IV's dramatic dissolution of parliament on 22 April 1831

Publication/Creation

[London](26 Haymarket) : Thomas Maclean, May 13 1831 ([London] (Leicester Square) : printed by C. Motte)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image and border 25.9 x 39 cm

Lettering

John Gilpin!!! Away went Gilpin neck or naught, Away went hat & wig. He little dream'd when he set out, of running such a rig

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. xi, London 1954, no. 16679

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 643107i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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