The third area Londoners, focuses upon the people who populate London.
Depicted en masse, as types or occupations, or even appearing as portraits of celebrated or infamous individuals, the Londoner has been at the heart of satire.
This subject is explored through themes from the London poor to aristocracy and royalty. It also considers the depiction of immigrants and visitors to London, and fashionable London, a perennial theme explored by nearly all satirists.
London is the centre stage of British politics and is the centre of political satire. Electioneering, political riots and rebellions centred on London.
The watercolour here depicts Covent Garden during the husting of the Westminster-by-election where Lord John Townsend faced Admiral Lord Hood. The three central figures, who stand amongst the caricatured crowds are Lord John Townsend, Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire and her sister Lady Duncannon.