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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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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

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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

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

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

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

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Wellcome Library no. 37166i

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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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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