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Lord Melbourne holds out a walking stick to Lord Glenelg who has fallen through ice. Lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1838.

  • Doyle, John, 1797-1868
26 January 1838
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HB sketches
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About this work


Holding Melbourne's arm is Lord John Russell himself supported by Thomas Spring-Rice. John Bull raises an arm as if calling for assistance while Lord Brougham and the Duke of Wellington are bystanders. Glenelg was colonial secretary at the time of the Canadian revolt


London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 26 January 1838 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 24.3 x 36.7 cm + album.


A Canadian winter, skating extraordinary- a great smash!- scene of confusion & c. HB

References note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, pp.358-359

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print


Wellcome Library no. 36699i


  • English

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