A Parliamentary Game of Shuttlecock. Ireland, Thomas McLean.

A Parliamentary Game of Shuttlecock.

London: T. McLean 26 Haymarket, 1829. Satirical cartoon published May 1829, satirizing the British Parliament and the Irish constituents of Mr. O'Connell in his attempt to take his seat. His electors were the forty-shilling freeholders now disenfranchised. He is seen astride a badminton shuttlecock about to be swatted back over to Ireland by the Speaker, with Wellington looking on and Lord Angeles. See BM Satires No. 15761. The Irish electorate is pictured as a crowd dressed in green, also holding badminton rackets, on the opposite shore. 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. Item #18290


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