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Election fair, Copenhagen Fields
Election fair, Copenhagen Fields
18204
Election fair, Copenhagen Fields
"Copenhagen House.'I tell you, citizens, we mean to new-dress the Constitution and turn it, and set a new nap on it' Shakespeare"; showing an election fair in Copenhagen Fields. On a platform to the right is a gesticulating figure, over whose head another, grinning, is holding green umbrella. Another man is holding a sheet inscribed "Resolution of the London Correspond Society". The two men standing up in the crowd are Citizen Richard Lee (on the left) holding one of his own tracts and John Thelwall (in butcher's apron) who shakes his fist.
1795
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
Gillray, James (1756-1815)
Gillray, James (1756-1815)
Humphrey, Hannah
etching
paper
35cms
satire
p5384347
approx