Reverse print on glass support for the Reform of Parliament, circa 1810

“The Genius of Brittain appointing Sir Francis Burdett to protect the Rights of Englishmen” Published May 22nd 1810 by W. B. Walker 4 Fox & Knott Court, Cow Lane, London. Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet (25 January 1770 – 23 January 1844) was an English politician and Member of Parliament who gained notoriety as a proponent (in advance of the Chartists) of universal male suffrage, equal electoral districts, vote by ballot, and annual parliaments. His commitment to reform resulted in legal proceedings and brief confinement to the Tower of London. In his later years he appeared reconciled to the very limited provisions of the 1832 Reform Act.

Original veneered walnut frame, overall dimensions: 43.3 cm by 33.3 cm

In good condition