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This is No Caricature.
This is No Caricature.
[by John Doyle.]
Pub.d by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket Oct.r 1st 1827.
Rare lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼"), with wide margins. Old ink mss. explanation under print.
In 1827 William Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St Albans, married Harriet Mellon, widow of the banker Thomas Coutts. An extremely wealthy former actress, she was 23 years older than her husband, giving ammunition to the satirists. After her death Harriett's money passed to Angela Burdett-Coutts.
BM Satires 15461.
[Ref: 33100]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Bliss-and Ton.
Bliss-and Ton. No. 2. Sketches from the King's Theatre.
[by John Doyle.]
London: Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, June 1, 1835. Printed by Lefevre & Koller.
Lithograph. Sheet 250 x 220mm (9¾ x 8½").
A portrait of two opera-goers in a box.
[Ref: 53707]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope.
The Celebrated Vaux Hall Performer on the Tight Rope. Sketches No 341.
HB. [John Doyle.] [Ducôté & Stephen's Lithography, 70, St. Martins Lane'.]
[Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket Sep.r 16th. 1834.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Trimmed to printed border, title cut and pasted in lower image, laid on album paper.
A satire of Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham as a tightrope walker with a poll with weights marked 'Toryism' and 'Whiggism' on either end. The orchestra, reading from newspapers including The Times, Spectator and Examiner, glare up at him. In 1834, the last year of his chancellorship, Brougham was becoming increasingly unpopular due to his perceived arrogance.
[Ref: 51641]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Legitimacy in Commotion or All Wrong with Divine Right.
Legitimacy in Commotion or All Wrong with Divine Right.
H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by T. McLean, 28, Haymarket, 28 Aug 1830.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 275 x 375mm (10¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper, at corners, tears glued down.
A satire on the July Revolution of 1830, which forced Charles X (1757-1836) to abdicate. He and the duc d'Angoulême stand in the foreground, the former king saying 'Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the fate of kings'. To the left the Dey of Algiers wanders off, having been deposed by French action earlier in the year. Behind, a long fishing rod from the 'Times office' snags the crown off the king's head. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satire 16237.
[Ref: 51585]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Taking of Chusan.
The Taking of Chusan. H.B. Sketches No. 667.
H.B. [Monogram of John Doyle.] Printed at the General Lithgraphic Establishment, 70, St Martin's Lane.
Published Dec.r 31st 1840 by Tho.s M.cLean, 26, Haymarket.
Lithograph. Printed area 280 x 380mm, 11 x 15". With the blindstamp 'HB Subscriber's Copy'. Trimmed to printed border at top.
A satire of the 'Bedchamber Crisis', with the assault of the Conservative Party on the Whig government is compared to the taking of Zhousan during the First Opium War (1839-42). It shows Robert Peel in the stern and Wellington in the bow of a man-of-war's boat full of Conservatives, approaching a fort, on which Viscount Melbourne, dressed as a Chinaman, hangs a board inscribed: "Spare Us for the sake of our Women'. In 1839 Viscount Melbourne resigned as Prime Minister and Queen Victoria asked Peel to form a new government. However the Conservatives were a minority in the House of Commons, and so, fearing that forming a weak government would damage his future, Peel refused unless the Queen purged her ladies of the bedchamber, her closest companions, many of whom were the wives or daughters of whig politicians. No agreement was reached, so Melbourne was persuaded to stay on. On 8th December, 1840, the Times reported the assault on Zhousan: 'On landing, the troops found the city and suburbs abandoned by the inhabitants, with the exception of one man, who was holding up a board, with this inscription upon it - 'Save us for the sake of our wives and children'.' Doyle could nt let the opportunity for satire pass. The Conservatives continued to make headway and in 1841 Peel got a majority in the General Election, replaced Melbourne and removed the Whig ladies. As Victoria had married Albert in 1840 she relied on them less and so made no complaint.
The original sketch is in the British Museum Satire Colletion.
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[Lord Ellenborough in India] Alarming Situation! In India. From an Old Tame Elephant Running Wild!!!
[Lord Ellenborough in India] Alarming Situation! In India. From an Old Tame Elephant Running Wild!!! HB Sketches No 760.
HB [monogram of John Doyle]. Printed at 70 St Martins Lane.
Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, Feb.y 1843.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 295 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"), with 'HB Subscriber's Copy' blind stamp lower left. Some foxing.
Edward Law (1790-1871), Lord Ellenborough, as an out-of-control elephant with mahout Wellington reassuring Robert Peel and Lord Stanley in a howdah, and Lord Auckland carried in his trunk. Ellenborough was appointed Governor General of India in 1842 (replacing Aukland), with instructions from the British government to restore peace. However India was immediately plunged into war, firstly in Afghanistan, then Sind and Gwalior. Ellenborough was recalled serving only half of the usual 5-year term.
BM 1868,0808.12091.
[Ref: 57999]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A Fancy Sketch Shewing a select speciment of the Cross-Palpable.
A Fancy Sketch Shewing a select speciment of the Cross-Palpable.
H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by Thos. McLean 26 Haymarket August 11th 1834.
Lithograph. Sheet: 285 x 410mm (11¼ x 16''). Staining on left.
A political satire showing political opponents Daniel O'Connell and Lord Althorp engaged in a boxing match, other politicians watch and cheer on the fight while John Bull holds the watch. A commentary on O'Connell and Lord Althorp's positions on the Irish Tithe Bill.
[Ref: 50111]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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An Interesting Group.
An Interesting Group. "Misfortune makes us acquainted with Strange Bedfellows".
HB [monogram in image.] HB Subscribers Copy [stamp.]
Published by T. Mc.Lean, 26 Haymarket, Feby. 1847. Printed by Mc.Lean & Co. 70 St. Martin's Lane.
Hand-coloured lithograph. 280 x 337mm. 11 x 13¼".
The sitters from left to right: Lord Linden, Sir Robert Peel, Henry Goulbourn, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord George Bentinck, William Smith O'Brien.
In the Bodleian Library.
[Ref: 20613]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Great Eclipse of 1836.
Great Eclipse of 1836. Seen through a Cloud, shortly before it reached its greatest obscuration.
H.B. Sketches No. 487. A. Ducôte's Lithog.y 70, St Martins Lane.
Published by T. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, May 18th. 1836.
Lithograph with 'Subscribers Copy' blindstamp. Printed area 250 x 310mm, 9¾ x 12¼". Tears in margins.
William Lamb (1779-1848), 2nd Viscount Melbourne and Prime Minister in 1834 and 1835-41, depicted as the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon of the Hon. George Chapple Norton. During his second term as Prime Minister, Norton sued him for alleged adultery with his wife, the novelist and social reformer Caroline Norton. After a nine-day trial Melbourne was aquitted but the scandal brought the goverment to the brink of collapse.
[Ref: 26416]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[John George Lambton] The Newest Universal Medicine.
[John George Lambton] The Newest Universal Medicine.
HB. [John Doyle.] A. Ducôte's Litho.y St Martins Lane.
Published by T. M.cLean, 26 Haymarket, July 27th 1837.
Coloured lithograph, stamped 'Subscriber's Copy'. Sheet 285 x 415mm (11¼ x 16¼"). Trimmed to printed border top and bottom.
John George Lambton, Lord Durham, as a quack, standing at a counter, mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestel. Around him are jars marked 'Conservative Opiate', 'Radical Alcohol' 'Whig Alkali', etc. Under the mortar is 'Letter to the Electors of Durham'; on chairs are parcels addressed to Daniel O'Connell, the Bishop of Exeter and the Times and other newspapers. During the 1837 election Lambton 'advised' the electorate of Durham on their choice of candidates.
See BM 1868,0808.11811.
[Ref: 52788]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Equestrian Sketches Pl. 20. [Mrs Maberly]
Equestrian Sketches Pl. 20. [Mrs Maberly]
[by John Doyle, ''H.B.''] A. Ducotè's Lithog.y 70, St. Martin's Lane.
Published by T. M.cLean, 26, Haymarket, 1st. July 1839.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 240 x 325mm (9½ x 12¾") very large margins.
A gentle caricature of a woman riding side-saddle, one of at least 45 in the series, all printed without names of the subjects. Probably the wife of William Leader Maberly (17981885), the joint secretary to the General Post Office who strongly opposed the introduction of the Penny Post.
[Ref: 51811]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Feeding the Animals - Change of Diet!
Feeding the Animals - Change of Diet! HB Sketches No 573.
H.B. [John Doyle.] A. Ducôte's Lithog.s 70 St Martin's Lane.
Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket, 12th Feb.y 1839.
Lithograph. Sheet 270 x 350mm (10¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed to printed border.
A satire on the political debate on the Corn Laws, with Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) as Isaac A. Van Amburgh (1808-65, an American who developed the first trained wild animal act in modern times) feeding various big cats with the faces of politicians including Palmerston, Normanby, Lansdowne, Holland, Melbourne, Russell, Charles Poulett Thomson and Thomas Spring Rice. Outside the cage Queen Victoria looks on. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
[Ref: 51583]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Oliver Introduced to the Respectable Old Gentleman. Vide Oliver Twist, Vol 1, page 132.
Oliver Introduced to the Respectable Old Gentleman. Vide Oliver Twist, Vol 1, page 132. Sketches No 576.
HB. [John Doyle.] A. Ducôte's Litho.y St Martins Lane.
Published by T. M.cLean, 26, Haymarket, 25th Feb.y 1839.
Lithograph with subscribers' stamp. Sheet 330 x 265mm (13 x 10½"). Trimmed to printed border.
A parody of Cruikshank's illustration to 'Oliver Twist': the 'Artful Dodger' (Lord Normanby) introduces Oliver Twist (Lord Morpeth) to Fagan (Daniel O'Connell) to be initiated into the secrets and practices of the appropriation trade
[Ref: 51630]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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New Appointment of Directions for the Royal Ranger.
New Appointment of Directions for the Royal Ranger.
[John Doyle.]
[n.d., c.1841.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 270 x 355mm (10½ x 14'').
A satirical scene showing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert having a conversation surrounded by courtiers, Prince Albert is dressed in a rangers costume which is amusing to the courtiers present. Queen Victoria appointed Prince Albert Grand Ranger in 1841.
[Ref: 49210]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians.
A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians.
H.B. [in image lower left]
London, Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket. Aug.t 13, 1829. Printed by J. Netherclift 8 Newman St.
Lithograph with very fine hand-colouring, printed area 275 x 330mm (10¾ x 13"). Tear from top edge.
Satirical likenesses of elderly Tory stalwarts who opposed Catholic Relief: (l-r) Thomas Manners Sutton, 1st Baron Manners (shown in by a servant); Sophia, sister of Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (who stands second from right); a servant attending John Freeman Mitford, 1st Baron Reedesdale; John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; Bexley; and Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth. Reedsdale and Sidmouth both gave their last speeches earlier in 1829. Lithograph by John Doyle (1797-1868), cartoonist and painter who went by the pseudonym 'H.B.' Doyle began making political prints in 1827 and over a period of 22 years usually issued one a month during parliamentary seasons. While his prosperity enabled Doyle to move to a fashionable address overlooking Hyde Park which drew him into a circle of prestigious writers and artists including Wordsworth, Dickens and Coleridge, Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a seventeen page letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satires 15846
[Ref: 42466]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Prophecy.
The Prophecy.
XXX. [John Doyle.]
London, Published by T. McLean. 26, Haymarket April, 1829.
Hand-coloured lithograph with fine colour and large margins; printed on J. Whatman 1829 paper. Plate 279 x 355mm (11 x 14").
Satire on the intrigues of the Duke of Cumberland with the ultra-Tories: Cumberland, as Macbeth, addresses the three witches who hold wands: Eldon, Lord Redesdale and Lord Manners. From Doyle's "Political Sketches"
BM Satires: 15742.
[Ref: 30626]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Prophecy.
The Prophecy.
XXX. [John Doyle.]
London, Published by T. McLean. 26, Haymarket April, 1829.
Hand-coloured lithograph with very fine colour and large margins; printed on J. Whatman 1829 paper. Plate 279 x 355mm (11 x 14").
Satire on the intrigues of the Duke of Cumberland with the ultra-Tories: Cumberland, as Macbeth, addresses the three witches who hold wands: Eldon, Lord Redesdale and Lord Manners. From Doyle's "Political Sketches"
BM Satires: 15742.
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A Sketch in Buckingham Gardens. _ Dedicated to the Royal Humane Societies.
A Sketch in Buckingham Gardens. _ Dedicated to the Royal Humane Societies. Political Hits No. 8.
[John Doyle?] Printed by W. Kohler 22 Denmark Street Soho.
London; W. Spooner, 377 Strand [n.d., c.1842].
Lithograph. Sheet 295 x 390mm (11½ x 15¼"). Trimmed close to printed border, laid on album paper.
A panicking Prince Albert has fallen through the ice on the pond in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria is attempting to pull him out, aided by a laughing lady-in-waiting ('Lady M_'), who says 'who would have thought His Royal Highness such a coward?'. In 1842 the Royal Humane Society presented Albert with a 'Life-Ladder', a ladder with wheels on one end, to be used in the event of accident at the royal skating parties on Virginia Water.
[Ref: 57814]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wellington & Brougham] A Curious Figure that Kicks all Manner of Ways.
[Wellington & Brougham] A Curious Figure that Kicks all Manner of Ways. HB Sketches no 764.
HB [John Doyle] Printed at 70 St Martin's Lane.
Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket, March, 1843.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 365 x 275mm (14¼ x 10¾"), large margins. Tear entering printed border at top repaired, some spotting.
The Duke of Wellington operates a cardboard figure of Lord Brougham, with jointed arms and legs.
[Ref: 58474]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Political Harmonics A New Variation for the
Political Harmonics A New Variation for the "Soldier Tired" as performed by Monsieur Villanton, First Fiddle to The King_with a Piano Accompaniment arranged to the Air "Home! Sweet Home!" HB Sketches No.23.
HB. [John Doyle.] Printed by A. Ducote.
[Published by T.Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. Sep. 11. 1829.]
Fine coloured lithograph. J. Whatman 1829 watermark; 280 x 320mm (11 x 12¾"). Trimmed
A musical image showing Peel sitting on a music-stool at an upright piano, smiling over his shoulder at Wellington, who plays the violin (as he had in fact done as a young man), in profile to the left, his music on a tall stand. The Duke wears the unusual dress for him of frock-coat with knee-breeches. Goulburn (Chancellor of the Exchequer) turns over Peel's music. On the right is a curtained French-window, through which Cumberland and Eldon, both top-hatted, peer into the room.
BM Satires: 15856.
[Ref: 54074]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Noddle Bazaar.
The Noddle Bazaar.
Q. & H.B. [John Doyle.]
Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, Sep 9 1830.]
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15"). Trimmed to printed border. Very slight nick bottom right margin.
Wellington and Peel peruse various busts of politicians, deciding which ones to buy for the new cabinet for William IV's first government. On the ground lower left is a bust of O'Connell: 'This head wont be sold until it be bought'. John Doyle (1797-1868), worked under the pseudonym 'HB' from 1827, usually issuing one satire a month during parliamentary seasons. Doyle preserved his anonymity as 'H.B.' until 1843, when he revealed himself to Sir Robert Peel in a letter justifying his motives and principles as a cartoonist.
BM Satires: 16264.
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