Curious Inns And Outs. Or The Disputed Thunder!
Published by T Mc.Lean, 26 Haymarket, Decr. 1842.
Lithograph, 305 x 410mm. Light foxing/staining. Trimmed to printed border at left, extreme upper left corner of border missing.
A satire on 1840s party politics during the Corn Law debates. The Corn Laws were import tariffs designed to support domestic British corn prices against competition from less expensive foreign-grain imports between 1815 and 1846. The Anti-Corn Law League, founded in 1838, was peacefully agitating for their repeal. By John Doyle (1797 - 1868), the Irish lithographer famously know by his 'H B' monogram that appears in the lower left of the image. Also 'Suscribers Copy' blindstamp below this.
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