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A group of politicians debate at a coroner's inquest whether Lord Melbourne's temporary resignation was equivalent to murder or to suicide. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1839.

Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
Date
1 May 1839

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view A group of politicians debate at a coroner's inquest whether Lord Melbourne's temporary resignation was equivalent to murder or to suicide. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1839.

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To the left sit Daniel O'Connell, Joseph Hume, Sir E. L. Bulwer, Grote and Leader, while on the opposite side sit Sir Robert Peel, Sir James Graham and Lord Stanley. Wakley presides over the inquest. The subject is derived from a speech in the House of Commons by Sir George Sinclair

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 1 May 1839 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 25.7 x 33.9 cm +

Lettering

A coroner's inquest. That was to have been. "If ever it should become the duty of the honorable member for Finsbury to be called upon to hold an inquest over the "cabinet" he would charge the jury to bring in a verdict of felo-de-se" vide speech of Sir George Sinclair on Irish affair, April 19, 1839. HB

Publications note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, pp.419-420

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36942i

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  • English

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