A Second Sight View of te Blessings of Radical Reform

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A Second Sight View of te Blessings of Radical Reform
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Samuel De Wilde

A Second Sight View of the Blessings of Radical Reform.

London, The Satirist May 1st 1809

Aquatint with etching, printed in sepia

185x310mm

Repairs to old folds.

£120 T

he dying figure of Britannia lies spreadeagled on the ground, being stabbed in the heart by Peter Finnerty. Britannia’s spear is broken and her shield, painted with the Union Jack, is cracked across. Whitbread, Burdett and Folkestone set her skirts on fire, and on the right Horne Tooke as the Devil holds up a Bonnet Rouge, while behind him is a row of gibbets stretching into the darkness. On the left is Cobbett as a venomous porcupine and Wardle covers the eyes of Britannia’s lion with Letters to Mrs Clarke. A satire on the Whig’s championship of Mrs Clarke. BM 11328.