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A Memento of the Great Public Question of Reform
  • England, United Kingdom
  • A Memento of the Great Public Question of Reform, 1832
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching, aquatint
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 224 x 163 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 6 7/16 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 247 x 177 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 6 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 282 x 198 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 7 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0023

This is an image that appears to be a type of reform propaganda. The King, William IV, and the leading Whig and Radical politicians float above on clouds of glory while below the allegorical British lion, supported by Britannia, roars at the opposition. Tories and anti-Reformers toil in Hell below.