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The Arrest of Sir Francis Burdett Glass Pictures


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The Arrest of Sir Francis Burdett Glass Pictures

Reverse painted mezzotints laid down onto glass depicting the arrest of Sir Francis Burdett in 1810 and his popularity as an idol of the people. Published by W.B. Walker, Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane, London, 1810. Within original ebonized 'Hogarth' type moulding frames.
Sir Francis Burdett was a parliamentarian from the very beginnings of the 19th century; a prominent opponent of William Pitt the Younger and an advocate of popular rights.
In 1810, in support of John Gale Jones the radical, Burdett had published a speech made previously to the House of Commons. This was voted a breach of privilege and under escort of soldiers he was arrested and taken to The Tower of London. Released when parliament was in recess, he caused his supporters much disappointment by returning to Westminster by water, and so avoiding a demonstration in his honour.


  • H: 29cm (11.5in)
  • W: 40cm (15.75in)


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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