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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.
Date
10th [month not identified] 1838
Reference
36798i
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Credit: 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. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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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)

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 10th [month not identified] 1838 ([London] (70 Saint Martin's lane) : A. Ducôte's lithography)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 34.4 x 25 cm + album.

Lettering

Laocoon, a classical subject! HB

References note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, pp. 368-369

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36798i

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  • English


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