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Creator:
Print made by John Doyle ('H.B.'), 1797–1868, Irish
Printed by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:

A Study for a Caius Marius Sitting amidst the Ruins of Carthage, Rather a Serious Subject: "Napoleon was in the habit of comparing England to Carthage!"

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 1/16 x 17 9/16 inches (30.6 x 44.6 cm) and Image: 9 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches (23.5 x 34.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 890"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left under image: "Published Novr 10th 1847, by T McLean 26 Haymarket"; lower center: "A STUDY FOR A | CAIUS MARIUS SITTING ADMIST THE RUINS OF CARTHAGE.* | RATHER A SERIOUS SUBJECT. | *Napoleon was in the habit of comparing England to Carthage!"; lower right: "Printed at 70, St Martin's Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14666
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
banks | columns | genre subject | jackets | parody | political | politicians | politics | protection | ruins | satire | satirical | sketches | stones | top hats
Associated Places:
Africa | Carthage
Associated People:
Bonaparte, Louis-Napoléon (1808 – 1873), President of the French Second Republic, later ruler of the Second French Empire
Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792-1878), politician/statesman
Gaius Marius (157BC - 86BC), Roman military commander and consul
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49381
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