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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:

Unhappy Ghosts Wandering on the Banks of Styx, while Charon in his Boat Ferries over the Elect to the Elysian Fields

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Date:
1847
Medium:
Lithograph on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 17 5/8 inches (30.6 x 44.8 cm) and Image: 8 7/16 x 14 13/16 inches (21.5 x 37.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 891"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left below image: "Published Novr 19th 1847 by Thos McLean 26 Haymarket"; lower center: ""UNHAPPY GHOSTS WANDERING ON THE BANKS OF STYX, | while | CHARON IN HIS BOAT FERRIES OVER THE ELECT (underlined) TO THE ELYSIAN FIELDS."; lower right: "Printed at 70 st Martins Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14667
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boat | coats | cravats | men | mythology | officials | parody | political | politicians | river | rowboat | satire | sketches | walking
Associated People:
Macaulay, Thomas Babington, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800 - 1859), academic/intellectual, author/poet
Hobhouse, John Cam, 1st Baron Broughton (1786 - 1869), politician/statesman
Roebuck, Right Hon John Arthur (1802-1879), British politician born in Madras, India
Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792-1878), politician/statesman
Charon
Wood, Sir Charles, 1st Viscount Halifax (1800 - 1885), politician/statesman
Mr. Hawes (fl. 1847-1849), politician
Col Fox (fl. 1847), politician
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49382
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