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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:

The Sibyl Presenting the Mysterious Writings to Tarquin, Who "With Gay Audacity" Rejects the Proferred Treasure

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Date:
1849
Medium:
Lithograph in tan and black ink on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 17 1/16 inches (29.8 x 43.4 cm) and Image: 10 1/4 x 13 7/8 inches (26 x 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 912"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left below image: "London Published July 2nd 1849, by Thos McLean 26 Haymarket"; lower center: "THE SIBYL PRESENTING THE MYSTERIOYS WRITINGS TO TARQUIN, WHO _'WITH GAY AUDACITY'_ REJECTS THE PROFERRED TREASURE."; 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:
B1977.14.14682
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
axes | gesturing | historical subject | men | political | politicians | posing | religious and mythological subject | satire | satirical | scrolls | sibyl | sketches | swords | talking | throne | togas | treasure trove
Associated People:
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (535 – 496 BC), 7th King of Rome
Cobden, Richard (1804-1865), MP, campaigner and free trader
Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792-1878), politician/statesman
Hobhouse, John Cam, 1st Baron Broughton (1786 - 1869), politician/statesman
Temple, Henry, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784 - 1865), politician/statesman
Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881), politician/statesman, author/poet
Wood, Sir Charles, 1st Viscount Halifax (1800 - 1885), politician/statesman
Bright, John (1811-1889), politician, reformer, MP for Durham and Birmingham
Mr. Hawes (fl. 1847-1849), politician
Tiburtine Sibyl
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49397
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