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Beneath the broken equestrian statue of William III a group of robed politicians, including the Duke of Wellington, attack with scrolls Morrison the Mayor of Dublin, who collapses. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1836.

  • Doyle, John, 1797-1868
Date
29 April 1836
Reference
36538i
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view Beneath the broken equestrian statue of William III a group of robed politicians, including the Duke of Wellington, attack with scrolls Morrison the Mayor of Dublin, who collapses. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1836.

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Credit: Beneath the broken equestrian statue of William III a group of robed politicians, including the Duke of Wellington, attack with scrolls Morrison the Mayor of Dublin, who collapses. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1836. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

The scene is a parody of the murder of Julius Caesar by Brutus and other Roman senators. Among the attackers are Sir James Graham, Lord Stanley, Lord Lyndhurst and Sir Robert Peel. The subject is Irish municipal reform. The statue of King William was blown up on 7 April 1836

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 29 April 1836 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 25.7 x 34.4 cm + album.

Lettering

A rude design for a grand historical picture of the death of Caesar. HB

References note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, pp.292-293

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36538i

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  • English

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