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A Kick Up Among The W[h]igs

  • Object:

    Satirical print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heath, William, born 1795 - died 1840 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching, coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Geoffrey A. Whittall

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 73

Physical description

Print depicting Wellington as a Life Guards Officer riding over little men made of large wigs; George IV laughs in the background. Lettered with title etc.

Place of Origin

London (published)


early 19th century (made)


Heath, William, born 1795 - died 1840 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching, coloured by hand

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title etc.


Height: 23.81 cm, Width: 32.75 cm

Descriptive line

Print possibly by William Heath

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963


Printing ink



Subjects depicted



Satire; Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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