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Object: Going to a half crown-ation.
Series: Political Sketches
No. 153. An anticipation of the procession to the Coronation, which was to be strictly economical, see BM Satires No. 16771. Nearest the picture-plane, beside the carriages, are pedestrians, headed (left) by a beefeater, and followed by Lee, High Bailiff of Westminster, on a rat-tailed horse. In front is a hired cab, the driver seated beside his two passengers, the Dukes of Cumberland and Sussex, in their robes and holding coronets. Cumberland looks round as if defying the populace; Sussex leans back (cf. BM Satires No. 16759). The King and Queen follow in a hackney coach; Brougham, with the mace at his feet, sits beside the driver, holding the Purse of the Great Seal. One footman stands behind. Cab and coach have number-plates with a crown: '156' and '1831' respectively. An Omnibus (an innovation in 1829) follows for the FitzClarences. On the roof, on the right and left of the driver, are a parson (Augustus) and an officer in uniform (Frederick), who leans down to speak to Lord Munster who looks from a window. In the background are cheering spectators.
Lord Grey leads the group of pedestrians, carrying a feathered cap and holding the Sword of State across his shoulder. Lord Durham follows, with a closed umbrella and looking back at Lady Durham who walks on pattens. Next is Lady Grey walking beside a beefeater. All hold coronets and kilt up their robes. A boy, Durham's son, in a page's cloak, is last, followed by a dog. 7 September 1831
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Height: 206 millimetres
Width: 382 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- An insertion to an album composed of Doyle lithographs purchased from Edward Hawkins in 1868.
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
See No. 16777, a sequel.
Reproduced, Sandars, 'Life and Times of Queen Adelaide', 1915, p. 168.
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