The Duke of Wellington and His Political Career After Waterloo: The Caricaturists' View

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Antique Collectors' Club, 2000 - Art - 143 pages
Of his collection of more than 230 caricatures of the great Dukeof Wellington (the 'Iron Duke'), probably the largest collection in privateownership, Sir Edward has selected 105 for publication. He has written a short introductory piece regarding the significance of caricature as areflectionof popular opinion at the time of Wellington's entry into domesticpolitics after his return to England from the Continent following his defeatof the tyrant Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. This was the golden age of English caricature and the selection includesexamples of the work of Cruikshank, John Doyle, W. Heath, Sharpshooter andothers, including some in the collection which are not listed in the BritishMuseumcatalogue. There has been no previous publication of caricatures of the Duke of Wellington on this scale. Thus as a popular viewpoint of the history of the times, the book offers a unique account. Each caricature is accompanied by a short note about the artist and publisher with th

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CHAPTER ONE The Marital Troubles of the Prince
CHAPTER THREE Prime Minister Wellington

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