Wellington and Peel compared with the Siamese twins (above); a rich bishop and a poor parson; and a street vendor of figurines. Etching by W. Heath, 1830.

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Top scene compares Peel and Wellington with the Siamese twins; bottom left scene contrasts a bloated bishop with an emaciated parson; The bottom right scene shows an Italian boy with a board of plaster figures on his head crying: 'Very pretty very cheap, will you buy', and holding a paper advertising the 'Looking Glass—published on the Ist of evry month'. The figures include George IV, Peel and Wellington

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1 print : etching ; platemark 37.2 x 26.1 cm

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Lettering

The looking glass - No. 1. The Siamese youths. Our own youths. Church affairs.

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  • London (26 Haymarket)

Agents

  • T. McLean

Dates

  • 1 January 1830

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Wellington and Peel compared with the Siamese twins (above); a rich bishop and a poor parson; and a street vendor of figurines. Etching by W. Heath, 1830.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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