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Object: The seat of war.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 45; a letterpress paper, consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with further cut on the first page. 13 October 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) THE SEAT OF WAR.
William I of the Netherlands, in seventeenth-century costume with huge inflated breeches, turns his back on King Leopold (right), contemptuously smoking a pipe, with which he sets light to a bunch of 'Protocol' papers. Leopold, in uniform and with a large document under his arm, makes as if to cut off a piece of the Dutchman's breeches with a huge pair of shears.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- The subject is the contempt shown by William I for the protocols of the London conference, with Leopold 'slinking in the background endeavouring to cut off something for his own people which the Dutch would wish to monopolize . . .'. See No. 17295, &c; for the protocols, No. 16742, &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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