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A most extraordinary rat, study for a satirical print in the series 'Political Sketches', published by Thomas McLean, 1821-1851; a huge rat with the head of Wellington, ridden by Lyndhurst, Ellenborough, Aberdeen, Lord Rosslyn, Lord Caernarvon and Alexander Baring, leaps of a cliff, terrified by two dogs, one with Grey's head, the other with Brougham's head. 1832
Pen and black ink and graphite
Verso: Lineal descent of the crown; Grey in profile sitting astride a horizontal beam, which projects from an inn and supports the sign of the crown, hacks at it with a bill-hook, with a cheering crowd below, including Cobbett, Hume and O'Connell. 1832
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Height: 352 millimetres
Width: 241 millimetres (corner missing)
- Curator's comments
- Study for Political Sketch No 201, BM Sat. 17066.
Verso: Study for Political Sketch No 209, BM Sat. 17159.
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