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Creator:
Print made by John Doyle ('H.B.'), 1797–1868, Irish
Printed by General Lithographic Establishment, active ca. 1840–1847, British
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:

Poking the Old Lion

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Date:
1847
Medium:
Lithograph in tan and black ink on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/16 x 17 3/8 inches (31 x 44.2 cm) and Image: 9 3/4 x 12 5/8 inches (24.7 x 32 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Marked with imprint, lower left: "Subscriber's Copy, HB"

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 875"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left below image: "Published by Tho,,s M,,cLean, 26 Haymarket, Feb,,y 8,,th 1847."; lower center: "POKING THE OLD LION."; lower right: "Printed at 70 S,,t Martins Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14651
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal | bonnet | cage | cape | free trade (economic concept) | genre subject | gesturing | lion | marriage | men | old | poking | political | satire | shadows | sketches | stick | talking | top hat | woman | zoo
Associated People:
Albert (1819–1861), prince consort, consort of Queen Victoria
Victoria (1819–1901), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and empress of India
Temple, Henry, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784 - 1865), politician/statesman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40688
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