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Lord John Russell, as an auctioneer with Sir Robert Peel as his clerk, auction a bundle of papers inscribed "law of libel", "trial by jury" and "bill of rights"; Daniel O'Connell, a prospective bidder, examines a paper marked "Magna Charta". Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1840.

  • Doyle, John, 1797-1868
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6 February 1840
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36949i
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view Lord John Russell, as an auctioneer with Sir Robert Peel as his clerk, auction a bundle of papers inscribed "law of libel", "trial by jury" and "bill of rights"; Daniel O'Connell, a prospective bidder, examines a paper marked "Magna Charta". Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1840.

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Credit: Lord John Russell, as an auctioneer with Sir Robert Peel as his clerk, auction a bundle of papers inscribed "law of libel", "trial by jury" and "bill of rights"; Daniel O'Connell, a prospective bidder, examines a paper marked "Magna Charta". Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1840. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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There were proceedings in the House of Commons about the privilege of printing and selling parliamentary papers and the rights of certain parties to sue for libel. For example a bookseller named Stockdayle brought an action against Hansard. Also sketched are Sir John Campbell, the Attorney-General, T.S. Duncombe and Wakley

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 6 February 1840 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's Lithog[raphi]c Establishment)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 30 x 25.3 cm + album.

Lettering

A sheriff's sale, or an auction extraordinary. HB

References note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., no. 601, to no. 800, London 1844, pp.24-26

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Extensive dialogue within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36949i

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