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HB Doyle lithograph caricature Guy Fawkes Popish Plot Wellington

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HB - Guy Fawkes or The Anniversary of the Popish Plot (Wellington)


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English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.


'The ultra Tories, who steadily and firmly opposed the Duke of Wellington's bill for Catholic emancipation, having witnessed the overthrow of his ministry, to which their opposition in some degree contributed, are enjoying their triumph on the appropriate day of the 5th of November. Lord Winchelsea, a zealous anti-Catholic, leads the party. The Duke of Cumberland is one of the bearers, and Prince George runs behind him to enjoy the fun. The bearers behind the effigy are Lords Sidmouth and Eldon, the latter looking very considerably fuddled. Lord Stanhope follows close behind as frisky as on the former occasion, when ordered by the policeman to make less noise. The Duke of Richmond stretches out his arms in the background, as if he were joining in a general shout of mirth, and the Duke of Newcastle brings up the rear.' 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 William Finch-Hatton (Earl of Winchilsea) John Scott (Earl of Eldon) Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth (1757-1844) 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 1830
size 280mm by 390mm (sheet)
SKU CA6311