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Daniel O'Connell in theatrical costume defends himself with two daggers from two women wielding daggers who are restrained by the Duke of Wellington and Lord Roden; Lord Eliot with a halberd is dressed as a beefeater. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1843.

  • Doyle, John, 1797-1868
Date:
27 July 1843
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37166i
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Credit: Daniel O'Connell in theatrical costume defends himself with two daggers from two women wielding daggers who are restrained by the Duke of Wellington and Lord Roden; Lord Eliot with a halberd is dressed as a beefeater. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1843. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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An adaptation of a scene in R.B. Sheridan's play "The critic" representing the "dead lock" between the English and Irish parties in July 1843. Daniel O'Connell's daggers are inscribed "repeal" and "civil war", the two women represent the twin restraints of law and Orangism. The Duke of Wellington represents the Queen's government, and Lord Roden devoted loyalty to the Crown. Lord Eliot brought a safety measure in the form of the arms bill

Publication/Creation

[London] (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 27 July 1843 ([London] : A. Ducôte's General Lith[ographi]c Estab[lishmen]t)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 23.4 x 34.5 cm + album.

Lettering

A scene from the "Critic", Puff- There's a situation for you! ... I have them all at a dead lock! For every one of them is afraid to let go first

References note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., from no. 601, to no. 800, London 1844, pp.178-179

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37166i

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  • English


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