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King William IV sits with knife and fork at the ready before a pie containing blackbirds served to him by Lord Melbourne. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1836.

  • Doyle, John, 1797-1868.
Date
28 December 1836
Reference
36628i
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view King William IV sits with knife and fork at the ready before a pie containing blackbirds served to him by Lord Melbourne. Coloured lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1836.

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Description

The two other servants are Lords Mulgrave and Morpeth

Publication/Creation

London (26 Haymarket) : T. McLean, 28 December 1836 (70 Saint Martin's lane : A. Ducôte's lithography)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 22.5 x 30.6 cm + album.

Lettering

Sing a song of six pence a bag full of rye, four and twenty black birds baked in a pie, when the pie was opened, the birds began to sing, was not this a pretty dish to set before a king. Nursery rhymes no. 1.HB

References note

An illustrated key to the political sketches of H.B., London 1841, p.312

Lettering note

The blackbirds sing "justice for Scotland" and "no tithes!"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36628i

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  • English

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