As Lord Glenelg slumbers in a chair Lord Melbourne takes from his pocket the colonial seals and Lord Duncannon takes the privy seals. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1839.

  • Doyle, John, 1797-1868
3 December 1838
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The Marquess of Normanby and Lord Morpeth are on tip-toe. One of the results of the mismanagement of affairs in Canada was the removal of Lord Glenelg from the office of Secretary of State for the Colonial Department. He was unaware that his former colleagues were resolving to remove him


London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 3 December 1838 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)

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1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 23.7 x 33.5 cm + album.


Playing off a practical joke upon an old friend. HB Extensive dialogue within the print. Lord Melbourne states: "how suprized he'll be when he awakes"


Wellcome Collection 36872i


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