A satire of the 1832 Reform Bill, with a see-saw with the Crown as the fulcrum. At the center is William IV, waving the Union flag; to the right is Lord Grey, seated on the lever, helping William balance with a scroll marked ‘Union’, with John Bull standing underneath, wedging the lever up with the ‘Reform Bill’; and to the right the Duke of Wellington tumbles backwards as the lever breaks under the weight of him and two huge scrolls marked ‘Anti Reform’.
- Title: Here we go up up up and there he goes down down downe [graphic].
- Publication: London : Pubd. by O. Hodgson, 10 Cloth Fair, [ca. 1831]
Acquired November 2020