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Object: The Tory party. Celebration of 12th night by the Charles Street gang.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 5; a letterpress paper consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with second cut on the first page. 7 January 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) THE TORY PARTY. CELEBRATION OF 12TH NIGHT BY THE CHARLES STREET GANG.
Eight little boys surround a large Twelfth cake (cf. No. 16395); a ninth (Wetherell) sits under the table, setting fire to the table-cloth with a knowing leer. The Duke of Cumberland, sinister in a black mask fringed with moustache and whisker, stands on his chair to grab the large crown, to the disgust of Wellington who was about to seize it. Peel (left) tilts the high-chair on which (?) Londonderry sits. Behind these two is Newcastle. The others are Lord Howe who has secured the Queen, Eldon on Wellington's left, with the Duke of Gloucester standing behind him.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
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- Illustration to the leading article which it does not entirely follow: Cumberland and Howe are as depicted: 'Howe evinced a decided disposition to destroy the character; he played with it for a little while, but we were glad to find it sustained no material injury.' For Charles Street see No. 16664, &c.; for the Queen, Reform, and Lord Howe see Nos. 16836, 16923 , 16939 , 16957, 16978, 17076, &c. Cf. No. 16635. For Wetherell see No. 16820, &c.
In a bound volume containing "Figaro in London" Vols. I and II (1832-1833). Subsequent volumes (III, IV, V, VI and VII) are kept at 298*.a.20 to 22. For group record for Vols. I to VI see 1870,1008.1467-1937. Vol. VII is registered separately as 1982,U.4511.
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Associated Title: Figaro in London
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