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HB Doyle lithograph caricature Frog Bull Wellington

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HB - The Frog and The Bull (Wellington)


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English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.


'This sketch is a further illustration of the idea which forms the subject of No.XXIV. ; that Prince Polignac, in his government of France, took the administration of the Duke of Wellington, in England, as his model. The sketch has a double application : the fable of the frog, that burst herself in her endeavours to swell her size so as to equal that of the ox, is universally known ; and the comparison of Frenchmen to frogs, and Englishmen to bulls, is almost as familiar.' Ref : 'An illustrative key to the Political sketches of H.B.,from no. 1 to no. 600." Depicts Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Jules Auguste Armand Marie, Prince de Polignac (1780-1847), French statesman. 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. Attached at at corners to brown backing paper, as issued. Some foxing.

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artist HB (John Doyle) (1797-1868)
method Lithograph
date 1829
size 280mm by 400mm (sheet)
SKU CA6308