You have no items in your shopping cart.

Subtotal: $0.00

HB Doyle lithograph caricature Un Tableau Vivant Wellington

More Views

HB - Un Tableau Vivant (Wellington)


Availability: Out of stock

English 1830s political cartoon by 'HB' Doyle.


Tableaux Vivants had just come into fashion at the date of this sketch, and this is one of a very interesting nature. The subject is well chosen, it is Wilkie's celebrated picture of Calabrian minstrels playing to the Madonna. The Madonna is Queen Adelaide, whom the ministerial papers represented as the special object of Tory adoration, and as being strongly inclined to that party. The minstrels are Lord Monson (the youth with the pipe), Lord Ellenborough, and the Duke of Wellington. The woman kneeling is represented by Sir Robert Peel, and the pilgrim by the Earl of Aberdeen. The figure in the background bears the likeness of Mr. Croker.' 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. Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen) (1792-1849), Queen of William IV. John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), Essayist and politician; Secretary to the Admiralty and MP for several constituencies. Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871), Politician; President of the Board of Control and Governor-General of India. Frederick John Monson, 5th Baron Monson (1809-1841). Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. 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 faint foxing.

Additional Information

artist HB (John Doyle) (1797-1868)
method Lithograph
date 1832
size 370mm by 295mm (sheet)
SKU CA6307