The antique statue of Laocoön: Lord Melbourne as Laocoön, Lord John Russell and Thomas Spring-Rice as the two sons, entwined by two serpents with the faces of Lords Brougham and Lyndhurst. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1838.
- Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
- 10th [month not identified] 1838
- Part of
- HB sketches
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Thomas Spring-Rice was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Lord Melbourne's administration, and Lord John Russell was Home Secretary. Lord Brougham persistently attacked Melbourne's government. "Viscount Melbourne vociferously complained about the bitterness of Lyndhurst's invective" (Oxford dictionary of national biography)
- Laocoön (Legendary character)
- Melbourne, William Lamb, Viscount, 1779-1848.
- Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868.
- Russell, John Russell, Earl, 1792-1878.
- Monteagle of Brandon, Thomas Spring-Rice, Baron, 1790-1866.
- Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863.
- Agesander. Laocoön group.
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