Parliamentary Eloquence. London. Thos McLean.

Parliamentary Eloquence

London: Thos McLean, December 23, 1831. Color lithograph. Hand colored lithograph, 10.5 x 14.8 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. Satire on the debate of the Reform Bill in the House of Commons. Edward Stanley thumps the dispatch box, glaring at John Croker who leans forward hand to his ear. Stanley says, "I felt such indignation, that I had the greatest difficulty to restrains myself from calling on the Right Honorable Gentleman to retract his words." Lord J. Russell tugs at his coat-tails while Sir James Graham, arms folded and legs stretched smiles sardonically. Stanley and the whigs supported the Reform Bill, the Tories were opposed.Slight rubbing to vertical portions of the picture frame. Brown wood frame. Near fine. Item #22147

Price: $250.00

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