Wellington, in his characteristic neat blue coat and white trousers, flees in terror, his hat falling off, from a large braying ass, wearing a Chain of Office and Alderman’s robes. As a result of an alarmist letter from the Lord Mayor-Elect John Key (Master of the Stationer’s Company), and many rumours of a assasination plot, Wellington had decided that the King’s visit to the Guildhall for the Lord Mayor’s Dinner should be cancelled. The papers ridiculed the Government’s cowardice, but even the radical politician Francis Place considered the Ministry’s fears well founded. BM 16305.
The – Great – General frightened by Don-Key !
Henry Heath The – Great – General frightened by Don-Key ! London, S. W. Fores 1830 Etching Original hand colouring 250x350mm Slightly trimmed to title area
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