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Print made by John Doyle ('H.B.'), 1797–1868
Printed by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875
A Scene From the Farce of "The Critic," a Little Altered.
Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Materials & Techniques:
Lithograph in tan and black ink on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Sheet: 12 x 18 1/16 inches (30.5 x 45.8 cm), Image: 9 3/4 x 13 11/16 inches (24.8 x 34.8 cm)

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 900"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left under image: "Published May 12, 1848 by Thos McLean 26 Haymarket"; lower center: "A SCENE FROM THE FARCE OF 'THE CRITIC'. | A little altered."; lower right: "Printed by McLean & Co 70 St Martins Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | audience | beefeater | capes | costume | critics | fancy dress | feathers | gesturing | historical subject | literary theme | parody | play | plays by Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751-1816), playwright, poet, owner of the London Theatre Royal | political | politicians | posing | ruffs | satire | satirical | sketches | stage | talking | The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed, play by Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1779) | theater | top hats
Associated People:
Dangle, character in 'The Critic'
Cobden, Richard (1804–1865), MP, campaigner and free trader
Sir Chrisopher Hatton, character in 'The Critic'
Raleigh, Sir Walter (1554–1618), courtier, explorer, and author
Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804–1881), politician/statesman, author/poet
Egerton, Francis, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (1800–1857), politician and poet, Lord Lieut. co. Lancashire
Sneer, character in 'The Critic'
Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792–1878), politician/statesman
Puff, character in 'The Critic'
Wellesley, Arthur, first duke of Wellington (1769–1852), army officer and prime minister
John Bull, fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism
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