The man wot drives the sovereign

A satire on the Duke’s pressure on the King to accept Emancipation. Wellington stands in profile to the right, dressed as the driver of a mail-coach, holding his whip and (as way-bill) a paper resembling the ‘Gazette’, headed ‘Bill’ [i.e. for Catholic Relief]. His (gloved) left hand touches the broad brim of his hat. He wears a triple-caped greatcoat, tight at the waist, over tightly strapped white trousers, and is smart and erect.

  • PrintmakerPhillips, John, fl. 1825-1831, printmaker.
  • TitleThe man wot drives the sovereign [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esq.
  • Publication[London] : Pub. by E. King, Chancery-lane, April 1829.

Catalog Record

829.04.00.14+

Acquired June 2017

The man wot drives the sovereign

“Wellington stands in profile to the right, dressed as the driver of a mail-coach, holding his whip and (as way-bill) a paper resembling the ‘Gazette’, headed ‘Bill’ [i.e. for Catholic Relief]. His (gloved) left hand touches the broad brim of his hat. He wears a triple-caped greatcoat, tight at the waist, over tightly strapped white trousers, and is smart and erect, in contrast with his rival, see British Museum Satires No. 15736.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerHeath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • TitleThe man wot drives the sovereign [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esq.
  • Publication[London] : Pub. April 1829 by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, [April 1829]

Catalog Record

829.04.00.15+

Acquired June 2017

The cad to the man wot drives the sovereign

“Peel stands directed to the left holding a dome-shaped wire cage containing rats; his left hand is on his hip. He wears a small battered hat, once a topper, a collar and stock, patched greatcoat with sheepskin collar and many pockets; loose boots to the calf. A document projects from his coat-tail pocket. Above his head: ‘I turns my hand to any thing now I ketches Rats like winking.'”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • CreatorHeath, William, 1795-1840.
  • TitleThe cad to the man wot drives the sovereign.
  • Published[London] : Pub. … by T. Mcfat, 26 Strawmarket [i.e. T. McLean, 26 Haymarket], April 1829.

Catalog Record

829.04.00.16+

Acquired June 2017

A Wellington boot, or, The head of the army

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“Wellington’s head, in profile to the right, projects from a huge spurred boot, showing the upper part of his embroidered collar. He wears an enormous field-marshal’s cocked hat. He has a satisfied smile, the eyes turned towards the spectator. On each point of the large star-shaped spur is a letter, to indicate some of his many orders: K.G. C.H. G G. C.B. Behind is Horse Guards Parade; a sentry stands in front of a cannon; men are drilling in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerHeath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • TitleA Wellington boot, or, The head of the army [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esqr. del.
  • Publication[London] : Pub. by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, London, [October 1827]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

827.10.00.01+

Acquire May 2016

A kick up among the whigs

A kick up among the whigs: 1 print on wove paper : etching, hand-colored ; plate mark 26 x 37.3 cm., on sheet 31 x 41 cm.Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker

A kick up among the whigs / [man with an umbrella] Esqr. del.

Published: London : Pub. by Tho. McLean, 26 Haymarket, [Jan. 1828?]

828.01.00.05+

A satire on the formation of a Tory Ministry by Wellington in 1828. Wellington is shown in the uniform of a Life Guards officer riding his charger over little men made of large wigs — judges’ wigs, barristers’ wigs, bag-wigs — as they flee in confusion. One clings to the strap around Wellington’s arm, crying “Hold tight Huskey” (Huskisson). George IV stands in the background, hands on his hips, laughing at the scene.

Subjects (Library of Congress): George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830–Caricatures and cartoons; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852–Caricatures and cartoons; Huskisson, W. (William), 1770-1830–Caricatures and cartoons; Whig Party (Great Britain);
Satires (Visual works) England 1821; Etchings England London 1821; Artists’ devices.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010