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SOLD Caricature of the Prince of Wales embracing his mistress, the singer Elizabeth Billington.
SOLD Sir Winston Churchill during his appointment as as Under-secretary of State for the Colonies during the debates of the Transvaal Constitution which restored self government.
With a military reputation for courage, the Duke of Cumberland was staunchly anti-catholic and held great influence over his brother George IV.
PAIR Reception of HRH the Prince of Orange on entering London: De Hoogh, a great propogandist of William III, used the sketches of his draughtsman Hekhuisan as the raw material for this view, where London is shown with a pre Great Fire of 1666 skyline.
PAIR Upper and Lower House of England: William III presides in the House Commons, with a smaller sketch of the House of Lords above. On the walls hang the famous Hendrick Vroom Arrmada Tapestries commissioned by Lord Admiral Howard. They were destroyed in the fire of 1834.
The Plumb Pudding in Danger: This iconic caricature depicts Napoleon Bonaparte and William Pitt carving up the globe in the midst of the war between England and France. Pitt’s fork is fashioned in the form of a trident- symbolic of Posidean god of the seas- paring half of the globe away and taking the lucrative West Indies. Napoleon’s fork is fashioned as a bident,- associated with Pluto, ruler of the Underworld – and dives through Hanover, birthplace of the British Monarchy, cutting Europe away from the steaming pudding. Exceptional original colour.
In 1802 Sir Francis Burdett a populist MP was returned as MP Middlesex, in 1804 declared void in favour of George Mainwaring and then ammendeed in 1805 by which time Burdett had decided to leave polotics.
SOLD Barristers in a crowded, slow coach. Sherry refers to Richard Sheridan, famous playwright and Whig politician.
House of Commons: Babble, Birth and Brummagem. Treasury Bench:William Gladstone, Duke of Devonshire and Joseph Chamberlain.
Parliament: Plan of the principal floor with key.
Fencibles were Army regiments raised during threats of invasion.
In 1802 Sir Francis Burdett was returned as MP Middlesex, in 1804 declared void in favour of George Mainwaring and then amended in 1805 by which time Burdett had decided to leave politics.
The Fourth Party. New Conservatives. Lord Churchill, Earl of Balfour, Sir Drummond-Wolff and Sir JE Gorst by SPY.
SOLD John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedfordshire was a Bonapartist and Whig politician whose views were understandably unpopular with the King.
The speaker in a donkey cart. Sherry refers to Richard Sheridan, famous playwright and Whig politician.
Charles James Fox presiding over a ramshackle group. Fox, a Whig MP, spent nearly 30 years in opposition.