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A wig-seller dressing a wig on a stand in his shop; the wig-stands bear the heads of Tory politicians. Wood engraving by W.C.W. after R. Seymour.

  • Seymour, Robert, 179 8-1836.
Date
1831
Reference
31578i
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Description

On the left are John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst; and another. On the right are Wellington, Ernest Augustus Duke of Cumberland, William Pitt the younger, and (falling over) Robert Peel. The wig-seller representing Figaro resembles Lord Brougham

Publication/Creation

1831

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; image 6.5 x 7.2 cm

Creator/production credits

Attributed in the British Museum online catalogue to W.C. Wise, though the monogram W.C.W. on the present print is the same as that associated in the BM catalogue with William Chester Walker

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 16830

Lettering note

A sign in the bay window of the shop reads "Whiggs dressed here"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31578i

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  • English


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