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HB Doyle lithograph caricature Anticipated Radical Meeting Wellington

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HB - Anticipated Radical Meeting (Wellington)


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English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.


'Mr. Henry Hunt, M.P. for Preston, was so very radical in his notions of reform, that he opposed Lord Grey's Bill, because it did not go far enough, almost as violently as the Tories opposed it, because it went too far. This conduct laid him open to the charge of lending himself to the Tories, and there were not a few who seriously believed that he had been bought over. Humouring this belief, H.B. has sketched a Radical meeting to oppose the bill, in which Hunt, elevated in one of his own vans, (he was then following the trade of a blacking-maker) is haranguing a mob, among whom are some of the leaders of the Tory party. On the left-hand are Sir E. Sugden, Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Goulburn, Sir Charles Wetherell, and Mr. Horace Twiss; and, on the right, Lord Ellenborough waving his hat, the Duke of Wellington, with his arms folded, Lord Aberdeen close behind the Duke of Welling- ton, and Lord Eldon shouting one cheer more, as he waves his hat over the head of the Duke of Cumberland.' Ref : 'An illustrative key to the Political sketches of H.B.,from no. 1 to no. 600."" Depicts the following : Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860), Prime Minister. John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871), Politician; President of the Board of Control and Governor-General of India. Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), Son of George III. Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), MP for Cambridge University. Henry Hunt (1773-1835), Radical politician and demagogue; MP for Preston. Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, 1st Baron St Leonards (1781-1875), Lord Chancellor. Horace Twiss (1787-1849), Lawyer and Politician. 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 Some faint foxing. thin margin on left and right hand side.

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artist HB (John Doyle) (1797-1868)
method Lithograph
date 1831
size 370mm by 275mm (sheet)
SKU CA6313