Don-Key

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Don-Key
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Anon
Don-Key
London, (1830)
Lithograph
Original hand colouring
310 x 240 mm
£180
Above the title ; The Services of an English Lord Mayor rewarded with a Spanish Title. John Key ( Lord Mayor of London between 1830 and 1831) with an asses head, stands in profile, hand on his heart, with an ingratiating and avidly expectant expression. He wears the Lord Mayor’s gown and chain over court dress, with bows Or favours on his shoulders. During his time in office he famously advised William IV and Queen Adelaide not to attend the opening of the New London Bridge making Key and Wellington targets of popular satire fearing violence against the Duke of Wellington. This decision was widely ridiculed.
BM 16313