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1831 John Doyle Hand Colored Lithograph Caricature- A Disagreeable Position For Sale
A Disagreeable Position
Sketches No 519
T. McLean 1838
Folio (11.5” x 16.”) slightly soiled margins,
with good color; prominant stain on bottom margin just touches image frame.
By writing his initials twice-over,
John Doyle manipulated the letters to create the pseudonym signature
"HB". Born in Catholic Dublin, HB arrived in London in 1821, after
the death of James Gillray. Thomas Rowlandson had
aged, as well, and with him the era of biting, pointed caricature in London. As
HB began his career, he introduced a gentler sort of satire, making soft jokes
calculated to avoid strong offence. Rather than exaggerating physical features
and pushing the bawdy laugh, Doyle employed reasonable likenesses with
circumstantial humor. Even the subtle, sketchy appearance of his lithography
marked a change from the loose, brash lines of colored etchings, a medium that
had dominated caricature printing for the previous half-century.
From the Data Base of the British Museum: Lord
Glenelg stands in the stocks and receives a hail of rubbish. Coloured
lithograph by H.B. (John Doyle), 1838. Lord Brougham is about to hurl a rotten
egg and Lord Aberdeen is about to fling a dead cat. Lord Melbourne is also in
the crowd, with Lord John Russell, Thomas Spring-Rice and the Duke of
Wellington. Glenelg had to bear the brunt of Parliamentary censure on the
occaision of the revolt in Canada.
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