THE LORD CHANCELLOR. WOT IS TO BE... Materials:
lithograph Production person:
Print made by John Doyle (HB) Published by: Thomas McLean Production place:
London, England Date: DEC 12, 1830 Schools/Styles:
[British Museum Satires 16392]
Description No. 98. Wellington sits on the Woolsack, in wig and gown, holding his hat in his gloved hands. Below the title: 'Mem: The Duke of Wellington the other night differed in opinion with the Lord Chancellor upon a point of law. & the result proved the Duke to be right & the Noble & learned Lord wrong! the inference drawn therefrom is evident' .
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
On 8 Dec. the Duke brought up the question of an artisan's procession (with a tricolour flag) to St. James's Palace accompanied by a crowd. The Chancellor said that though liable to be dangerous to the public peace it was "perfectly legal" and could not be prevented. The Duke "believed it altogether illegal". 'Parl. Deb.', 3rd s., i. 822-4. It was admitted (10 Dec.) to be illegal by an Act of 13 Charles II. Ibid., p. 987, &c. See No. 16394.