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An elephant running wild with Lord Aukland in its trunk. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1843.

Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
Date
February 1843
Reference
37124i
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Description

The elephant represents the Governor-General of India, Lord Ellenborough, who was strongly criticized for his conduct and for a proclamation in which he made accusations against his predecessor Lord Auckland. The driver is the Duke of Wellington. Sir Robert Peel and Lord Stanley are on the elephant's back. Following behind are Sir John Cam Hobhouse and Lord John Russell

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 26 x 36 cm + album.

Lettering

Alarming situation! In India from an old tame elephant running wild!!! HB

Publications note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., from no. 601, to no. 800, London 1844, p. 165

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37124i

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print

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