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Auction Extraordinary HB Doyle lithograph caricature

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Auction Extraordinary. HB Sketches No. 522.


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English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.


'The lot put up for sale to the highest bidder, is the Marquess of Chandos, now Duke of Buckingham. The politics of his Grace seem now too much decided to justify the charge of vacillation implied in this caricature. From the eulogium of the Auctioneer, it is to be inferred that the question of giving him a seat in the Duke of Wellington's Cabinet, with the office of Master of the Mint, was under consideration ; and the speech of the noble Duke intimates the probability of his obtaining it. Close to the Duke stands Sir Robert Peel ; and the old gentleman in spectacles, next but one, bears a strong resemblance to Sir John Newport. On the other side of the picture the figure of Lord Nugent is too plain to be mistaken.' Ref : 'An illustrative key to the Political sketches of H.B.,from no. 1 to no. 600." John Doyle (1797 - 1868), known by the pen name H.B., was an Irish-born political cartoonist, caricaturist, painter and lithographer. He issued his popular political cartoons once a month during parliamentary sessions, and continued for twenty-two years.

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artist HB (John Doyle) (1797-1868)
method Lithograph
date 1830
size No
SKU CA7286