Daniel O'Connell plays chess with Lord Melbourne while Britannia watches. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1837.
- Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
- 29 September 1837
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The chess pieces represent the aristocracy, the Anglican church and John Bull opposed to the Pope and a dancing Irishman. The design is a parody of the Shakespeare etchings of Retzch
Retzch's extraordinary design of Satan playing at chess with man for his soul. Copied by H.B. in his free'st manner.HB
London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 29 September 1837 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)
1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 22.3 x 32.7 cm +
An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, pp.348-349
Wellcome Library no. 36693i
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