Start of the sale:
Monday, 2 September 2019 at 04:12
Monday, 23 September 2019 at 03:41
Wellington, dressed as a Life Guards officer, rides a galloping charger over little men made of large wigs with small arms and legs. The Wigs (Whigs) flee in confusion, some have been thrown violently to the ground. One rushes forward with outstretched arms as if wishing to mount behind Wellington, where two little 'Wigs' stand; one clings to a strap around the Duke's arm, and is clutched by the other, who says 'Hold tight Huskey [Huskisson] . The wigs are of all patterns, including judges' , barrister's and bag-wigs. On the Wellington sabrelache is a red hand clutching paper inscribed 'Power and Place', and surmounted by a helmet. George iv stands behind, legs apart, holding his sides, laughing at the plight of the 'Wigs'.
Fine print by William Heath (1794 Northumberland-1840 Hampstead, London) Heath was described by Dr. John Brown as the 'poor Heath, the ex-captain of Dragoons, facile and profuse, unscrupulous and clever'.
Dimensions 430mm x 300mm ( 17” x 13”)