DANGEROUS EFFECTS OF IDLENESS... Materials:
lithograph Production person:
Print made by John Doyle (HB) Published by: Thomas McLean Production place:
London, England Date: April 19, 1830 Schools/Styles:
[British Museum Satires 16102]
Description No. 62. The Duke of Richmond, tall and slim, stands in profile to the right, looking with quizzical appraisal at Eldon who stands on the right, hands on hips, saying with smiling malice, 'Agad! R . . h . . . d I am so unused to idleness [cf. BM Satires No. 15876] that I am really at a loss what to do with myself so I don't care if I do have a lark with you. What do you think of a dash at the Great Captain just for the fun of the thing. Below the title: Let his Grace of W.........look to it!'
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
Eldon and Richmond (see No. 16395), ultra-Tories, were more anxious than the Whigs to oust Wellington. See No. 16302, &c.