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Object: Old Nick's gatherings!
Series: John Bull's Picture Gallery
Number 6 of series; with one image with text below on one side of a folio sheet, the verso blank; Below the title: ' "A pretty considerable damn'd hard day's work I've had on't!" ' The Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: 'Can't I do what I like with MY OWN' [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated bishop is spiked. From the lower end of the handle a rat-trap (see BM Satires No. 15734), on which Peel sits, hangs by a rope. Wellington, encircled by the barbed tail, is dragged along, kicking violently. He is in uniform with spurred boots; a gibbet projects from his cocked hat. Under the Devil's arm are two lawyers: Wetherell in his slovenly dress, and Lyndhurst. The remainder are tied by ropes to the Devil's back; most prominent (left to right) are Ellenborough, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Croker. The others are scarcely characterized; a Scots cap may denote Lauderdale, a renegade. 1832
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Height: 445 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 285 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
One of many prints of the Tories going to Hell. Copied in No. 17346.
- Not on display
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