A Sketch of the Row in Parliament Street
London, Thos. McLean c. April 1829
Trimmed within platemark
An interesting satire on Eldon’s obsessive and eventually futile opposition to Wellington’s Catholic Emancipation Bill. A pugilistic encounter between Eldon and Wellington, dressed as two old market women brawling outside the Houses of Parliament. Eldon, a basket of oranges at his feet (signifying his support for the Orange Protestants of Ireland) and much the stouter and more aggressive, brandishes his fists at Wellington. Wellington, wearing a old soldier’s uniform coat, is more defensive. Eldon is vociferously supported by a plump John Bull, while Wellington’s second is a skinny, ragged, Irish peasant who capers enthusiastically behind him. BM 15721 .