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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.

May 13 1831
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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


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

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


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


Wellcome Library no. 643107i



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