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Object: Guy Faux day.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 49; a letterpress paper, consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with further cut on the first page. 10 November 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) GUY FAUX DAY.
Wellington, in uniform and cocked hat, but ragged, is carried in a chair as a 'Guy' by Cumberland and Newcastle. A bunch of matches is tied to one hand, a lantern to the other. Other Tories, among whom are Wetherell and Eldon, walk beside him, cheering. In the foreground runs a little chimney-sweep's boy, wearing a mitre, to represent Philipotts (see No. 17238). A noose dangles from a gibbet.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- Wellington is accused of having blown up Parliament (in May, see No. 17030), 'but with such impotency that it has survived the shock . . .'. For Wellington as Guy see No. 15664, &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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