“A cricket-match. The King (left), who is nearest the picture-plane and larger in scale than the others, has just bowled, with arms flung wide, a huge ball inscribed ‘Reform’, hitting the batsman, Wellington, in the stomach and knocking him against the stumps. Grey fields near the King, exclaiming, ‘Hu.a he’s Out’; the King: ‘Aye and with a Ground hopper too’. Farther off (left to right) are Burdett (in top-boots), Lord John Russell, who says ‘Thats what I call a Purger’ [see British Museum Satires No. 16602], and Brougham. All the players wear shirts and waistcoats. There are also two others in the field (as spectators they wear coats), Aberdeen (indicated by tartan) who says ‘Foul Foul’, and Cumberland. In the background are many frantically cheering spectators and a marquee from which flies a flag inscribed ‘Umpire Public Opinion’.”–British Museum online catalogue.
- Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
- Title: Bowl’d out, or, The K-g & all England against the Boroughmongers [graphic] / C.J. Grant.
- Publication: [London] : Pub. by Tregear, Cheapside, April 25th, 1831.
Acquired March 2022