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HB Doyle lithograph caricature Deficiency Surplus

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HB - Deficiency - Surplus


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English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.


"On a personal comparison with Mr. Pattison, the governor of the Bank of England, Mr. Spring Rice, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, is sadly deficient ; while of Mr. Pattison there is a surplus of the † too too solid flesh. Of the condition of the Bank itself, it would he obviously improper to say anything ; but that the Exchequer was in a state of deficiency, all through the Chancellorship of Mr. Spring Rice, is notorious.' Ref : 'An illustrative key to the Political sketches of H.B.,from no. 1 to no. 600."" Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon, PC, FRS (1790-1866) was a British Whig politician, who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1835 to 1839. John Doyle (1797- 1868), known by the pen name H. B., was an Irish political cartoonist, caricaturist, painter and lithographer. 'HB Sketches No 445'. Published by Thomas MacLean. With original false mount in dark buff. A couple of light foxing spots. With publishers blind stamp lower left."

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artist A. Ducote after HB (John Doyle, 1797-1868)
method Lithograph
date 1836
size 340mm by 250mm (sheet)
SKU CA2898