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Object: Passing the piers. | Passage of the reform cutter.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 19; a letterpress paper consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with further cut on the first page. 14 April 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) PASSING THE PIERS. | PASSAGE OF THE REFORM CUTTER.
The 'Reform Cutter' passes under an arch of a bridge, the arches being supported on piers, the carved capitals of which are heads of peers. It is carried along on a rapid tide: 'Popular Opinion'. Brougham stands with a boat-hook to push through the arch, jabbing the point against the stone head of Wellington, next which is Cumberland. Three clustered pillars form the next pier, topped by the head of Eldon between Newcastle and Londonderry. The heads on the third pier are scarcely characterized. The King, in crown and robes, sits in the boat, using the sceptre to guide it through the arch. Behind is Grey, anxiously holding the tiller-lines. Illustration to an article on passing 'the Bridge of Aristocracy'. See No. 16962, &c.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
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- 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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