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Lord Durham stands nursing his eye from a missile inscribed "act of indemnity" thrown by Lord Brougham who stands to the far right behind a tree. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1838.

Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
Date
3 December 1838
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Credit: Lord Durham stands nursing his eye from a missile inscribed "act of indemnity" thrown by Lord Brougham who stands to the far right behind a tree. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1838. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

An Act of Indemnity was passed censuring Lord Durham for acting unlawfully while Governor-General of Canada, forcing his return to Britain, the matter being brought by Lord Brougham. A "court plaister" is offered by Lord Melbourne while a "poor-man's plaister" is offered by Sir William Molesworth. Also present are Lord Monteagle, with his hands in his pockets, Lord Glenelg, Lord Howick, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 3 December 1838 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 24.1 x 33 cm + album.

Lettering

A row in the play-ground. HB

Publications note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, pp.398-400

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36809i

Lettering note

Extensive dialogue within the print

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