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Object: A game of political shuttlecock.
Series: Political Sketches
No. 155. Grey (left) and Brougham (right) play battledore and shuttlecock with Londonderry who is a small H.L. figure in a giant shuttlecock high in the air between the players; he says: 'What an agreeable sensation!' Grey says: 'Keep it up B——I'd never be able to play the Game without you'. Brougham is in wig and gown, and is about to make a vigorous stroke; he says: 'I never played with a Shuttlecock that bears such hard hitting as this'. 20 September 1831
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Height: 286 millimetres
Width: 391 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- With circular blindstamp of 'Thos. Mc.Lean' at bottom left corner.
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
Londonderry was aggressive and provocative in the Lords, especially on foreign affairs. He was in general answered pugnaciously by Brougham, sometimes also by Grey, notably on 9 Aug., see No. 16761, and on 14 Sept., see No. 16793. Cf. Atlay, 'Victorian Chancellors', i. 296-9. The design may derive from No. 9716 by Gillray; cf. No. 12217.
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