John Bull is crying: "Murder! if you get it down it will ruin my constitution", the paper that is being forced down his throat is entitled: "Catholic Emancipation". Wellington says: "Hold - him fast - Bob - I'll soon make him swallow it - there it goes Johnny you will be quite a different man after this." The mortar is inscribed: "Dose for 40s Free".
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 26 x 37.3 cm
A large John Bull being held down and force-fed by Peel and Wellington; representing the idea of the Catholic emancipation as a breach of the constitution. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1829.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY