Mimes from the pantomimime; representing British politicians with Queen Victoria at Christmas 1837. Lithograph by H. Heath.
- Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850.
- 7 January 1838
- Part of
- Sketches of satire
About this work
The mime on the left (Spring Rice?) holds a bottle and a string of sausages behind his back. Beyond him, Palmerston (?) holds a spy glass to watch the Queen. She has flower garlands around the skirt of her dress; she dances with a man dressed in a harlequin costume (Melbourne?). To the right of the harlequin, another man (Brougham) appears to dance wearing a long pointed hat and a tunic with a ruff, elongated sleeves and pom poms. Far right another mime (Burdett) raises one arm to his head as he holds a crutch in the other hand. A further figure wearing a plumed hat appears in the background (Russell?)
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