Accusation / [G. Cruikshank].

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George Cruikshank
Accusation / [G. Cruikshank].
wood engraving
4 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.
Peel 2075
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Detached from The Queen's matrimonial ladder : a national toy with fourteen step scenes and illustrations in verse, with eighteen other cuts (London: William Hone, 1820).
Trimmed, with quotation text and verse still attached.


George IV, as a watchman, stands outside the door of a house holding a pole with a large bag inscribed "Beware of the Report of a Bad House"; Queen Caroline sits in the open window holding out a torch inscribed "Defence" and setting fire to the bag. Behind her stand Brougham and Denman.

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