This is a fabulous satirical print relating to the court of King George IV.
This one was made by William Heath and published by Thomas McLean in London (April 1829). So now nearly 200 years old. It was a popular print and it was often pirated with copies after the original published at this time.
There is a fine collection of prints by Heath in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London which lampoon the Royalty and Politicians of the Georgian era. This print is a harder satirical print to source and is of museum quality. Another impression in just as fine condition is in the collection of the British Museum and another is in the NPG.
It is one of the more sought-after prints featuring a portrait of King George IV. They don't come onto the market very often.
The print shows a caricature of the King (1762 - 1830).in a position of authority - and the term "slap-up" is northern slang and dates to around 1823.
My print comes from a 19th Century collector's album - and it has never been on display - so all the original hand-colouring is fresh with no fading.
As you can see from all my photographs, it is in fine antique condition and has recently been professionally re-framed with a cream-coloured, acid-free window mount and simple black wooden frame.
The image measures 34 x 22.5 cm and the frame is 47 x 34 cm.
It is a lovely artwork - and a fabulous piece of British history. It is all ready for you to just hang on your wall.
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