The Mountain in Labour - or Much ado about nothing. Ireland, Obstetrics, Thomas McLean.

The Mountain in Labour - or Much ado about nothing.

London: T. McLean 26 Haymarket, 1829. Satirical cartoon published March 2, 1829, regarding an Anti-Catholic bill & the Irish. See BM Satires No. 15677. On a grassy plateau, Wellington, Peel and an old woman, as doctor-accoucheur, apothecary and nurse. "The Times" had urged concessions to the Catholics, and was accused as being the "hireling of Popery". Characters include Robert Peel, Lord Wellington (holding "ministerial forceps"), Mawworm, Irving and in the middle distance, O'Connell.

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 #18291

Price: $300.00

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