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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.

Heath, William, 1795-1840.
Date
1 January 1830

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Description

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

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 1 January 1830.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 37.2 x 26.1 cm

Lettering

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

Notes

With: page 3 of 'The looking glass' printed on reverse (containing ten scenes)

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1954, nos. 16002-4

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12230i

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  • English



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