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HB Doyle lithograph caricature Greek Papers Wellington

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HB - The Greek Papers (Wellington)

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English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.
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'This is a lively representation of a debate in the House of Lords, on a motion of Lord Holland, for the production of papers relating to the affairs of Greece. Lord Holland's sympathies appear to have been with the Greeks ; while those of Lord Londonderry were with the Turks ; but, though from opposite feelings, they united in the desire to see certain papers which the Duke of Wellington and Lord Aberdeen deemed it prudent to withhold.' 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. Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland (1773-1840), Whig statesman and patron of art and letters. Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), Soldier and diplomat. 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 overall toning. Attached at corners of sheet to a brown backing sheet. Break in paper on lower left corner. Unevenly trimmed at top and bottom.
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artist HB (John Doyle) (1797-1868)
method Lithograph
date 1830
size 280mm by 400mm (sheet)
SKU CA6314