A Late Scene At Hounslow At The Sign Of The Red Lion. London. Thos McLean.

A Late Scene At Hounslow At The Sign Of The Red Lion

London: Thos McLean, May 16, 1832. Color lithograph, 8 7/16 x 12 1/2 inches within border frame in matted glass fronted frame wired for hanging. Artist is John Doyle (DB) with his circular embossed seal in lower left corner. Doyle experienced great success with his political cartoons using the new medium of lithography. His caricatures were mostly faithful likenesses of his subjects. His sons included the illustrator James William Edmund Doyle and painter/illustrator Richard (Dicky) Doyle. After visiting King William IV on May 8, Lord Grey (Prime Minister) and Lord Brougham (Lord Chancellor) were not offered victuals by the King, and so get some mutton chop at a posting house in Hounslow. Grey is disconsolate, Brougham cheerful (holding a chop speared on a fork), saying, "My Lord you don't eat your chops, I have already placed six in Schedule A. & am about to discuss a seventh, while you have scarcely got thro' one, come cheer up, all will be well tomorrow." Grey responds by noting his fear of omens upon entering the post house. Slight rubbing to vertical portions of the picture frame. Brown wood frame. Near fine. Item #22145

Price: $250.00

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