"Remove that bauble".
Spirit of the people -"The hour has come when your house is not only a nuisance but a danger to the Country. So Begone." / Hereditary and irresponsible legislator -"What, ho! without there. Drop ye Portcullis, and set thy lances in rest. To the rescue! We are betrayed"! / The people's William -"Humph, it is very hard lines on me to be obliged to lend a hand to this business, as I hope at no very distant day to be one of their Lordships myself."
|Main Author:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist|
This cartoon appeared during the debate at Westminister over Gladstone's radical Irish Land Bill. Erin wears the cap of "Democracy" and has invaded the House of Lords and ordered an old peer to forsake the sceptre of "Power" and pass the measure "Irish Land Bill" which is lying under the table. Gladstone looks on.
|Format:||Prints & Drawings|
[Dublin] : [James J. Lalor], August 20th 1881.
Supplement to the "Weekly Freeman", August 20th 1881.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 29.6 x 21.7 cm..
Citations/References: Images of Erin in the Age of Parnell / L. Perry Curtis Jr. National Library of Ireland, 2000 ; (Fig 17.) p 35.
Attributed to John Fergus O'Hea, (ca. 1838-1922).