Nosey on his knees or the red striking the blue (a scene at Bushy).
H. Heath fecit. Pubd 1830 by S. Gans. Southampton Street, Strand.
|Main Creator:||Heath, Henry, 1785-1848, engraver|
BM Satires 16183. The Duke of Wellington kneels, doffing his plumed cocked hat and is about to kiss the William IV’s hand. William IV wears an admiral's uniform. Two naval officers (at left) observe the scene while four foppish military officers, one a hussar stand to the right. The King and the naval officers wear mourning-bands on their sleeves and the Duke of Wellington and the others, (the hussar excepted), wear voluminous mourning-scarves as sashes. The King: 'You may retain your office for the present, not in consideration of what may be call'd your past Services but that the present state of my affairs—requires that I should have you as a Pioneer to clear me a Road to work upon'. Wellington: 'Your M sty [Majesty] has done me far greater honour than I either expected or deserved, the dust from your M—ty's [Majesty’s] Shoe's is too sacred for me to salute much more your gracious hand—'. One of the military officers says to the others: 'do you see how humble our Waterloo Man is?' while the officer beside him says: 'This is a death blow to the dear fashions and Vices of the Court—Broadsides, Naval-Songs, Tobacco-chawing [chewing], & Pigtails will soon be the ton'. One of the naval officers says to his companion (with a satisfied smile): 'Yes—the poor devil look's the picture of humility'. Lettered with title, artist's name, text within image and publication line: "Pubd 1830 by S. Gans. Southampton Street, Strand". "Nosey" was the street-name for the Duke of Wellington.
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[London] : S. Gans. Southampton Street, Strand, 1830.
Formerly held at 4377 TF.
Physical description: 1 print : hand coloured etching and acquatint, plate mark 25.2 x 36 cm., on sheet 38.3 x 28.5 cm.
Citations/References: Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Mary Dorothy George.
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