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        Four Weighty Authorities on Reform, 1831

        Grant, Charles Jameson (fl.1830-52); British. Medium: lithograph. Date: 1831. Four figures give their views on reform; a Whig, Charles Grey (1764-1845) says 'Reform is absolutely necessary to prevent Revolution'; a Tory, the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) says 'I do maintain that Reform means nothing else than Revolution'; a Liberal, possibly John Lee Lee (1802-74) says 'A Leetle Reform is wanting but fiddlededee about Revolution'; a Radical, William Cobbett (1763-1835) brandishing a gridiron says 'I say if we don't have a Real Radical Reform we'll have a Revolution'; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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