The Man of the Woods & the Cat - o' - Mountain

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The Man of the Woods & the Cat - o' - Mountain
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(Theodore Lane)
The Man of the Woods & the Cat – o’ – Mountain.
London, G. Humphrey March 27th  1821
Etching
Original hand-colouring
275x220mm
£180
Alderman Wood as a human headed monkey and Queen Caroline as a large tortoiseshell cat, sit cosily arm in arm in front of the kitchen fire. The coals on the fire are inscribed Privileges, Rights, Liturgy, St. Catherine’s and a large pot on the hob is labelled Kettle of Fish. The verse beneath the design indicates that Wood is about to plunge Caroline’s paw into the fire in order to pull out a chestnut. A satire both on Wood’s relationship with the Queen and his manipulation of her for his own political aims.
BM 14131.