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John Bull in Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union.-
London: T. McLean 26 Haymarket, 1830. Satirical cartoon. The foreground is crowded with British politicians, clergymen, a ragged boy meant to signify the Irish, a dancing devil, and the King. Behind them approaches a wagon bearing the banner "Common State Waggon, John Bull & Co", drawn by a white team of horses at the front, and drawn in the opposite direction by a team of black horses at the back.See BM Satires No. 15658. The extended title - His progress, they said, depended on Ascendancy; and this, they told him, was Ascendancy - and consequently the only thing that could do him good. Westminster Review No. 19". Characters portrayed include Wellington, Peel, Dundatt, Scarlett, Anglesea, Brougham, Eldon, Prince George Cumberland, Irving and Mawworm. The Devil dances, smoking a fiery cigar inscribed 'Religion'. 9 3/8 x 13 1/4" with very small margins, tipped onto a larger sheet, with the actual name of the satirized person penciled below in an early hand. Very fresh period hand color. Very crisp.
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