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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.

  • Heath, William, 1795-1840.
Date
April 1829
Reference
12224i
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Description

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".

Publication/Creation

[London] (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean. Political & other caricatures daily pub., April 1829.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 26 x 37.3 cm

Lettering

Quacks from Church St. Dr. Arther & his man Bob giving John Bull a bolus.

Creator/production credits

Bears artist's insignia as Paul Pry, bottom left: a miniature figure leaning into the wind with a top hat and umbrella, followed by word "Esq.r"

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, no. 15714

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12224i

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