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Object: Billy, the baker's, oven.
Object: Punch's bowl.
Series: Punch in London
No. 2; a letterpress paper of eight pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with two further cuts on pages 12 and 14. 21 January 1832
(1) vignette heading (No. 16927), for description see 1870,1008.1335;
(2) BILLY, THE BAKER'S, OVEN. (No. 16932)
William IV in shirt-sleeves, a crown askew on his head, takes from an oven a life-size peer wearing a coronet. Over the oven aperture is 'Baro[ns]'; adjacent ovens are for 'Dukes' and 'Earls'. On a table a limp dough figure, almost ready for baking is being completed by Brougham. Three already baked stand stiffly, while Grey (unrecognizable) applies the finishing glaze with a brush. On the ground (right) below the barons' oven are the Royal Arms with the Lion and Unicorn registering displeasure and amazement. (See No. 16962, &c.; the baking theme is Gillray's, see No. 10518. The cut was reissued in No. 16 (Apr. 28).)
(3) PUNCH'S BOWL. (No. 16928)
Vignette to a column of 'Facetiae' in every number, for description see 1870,1008.1335.
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Height: 212 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 157 millimetres (approx. page size)
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Associated Title: Punch in London
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