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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

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

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Collective Title: Political Sketches

Materials & Techniques:
Lithograph in tan and black ink on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 17 1/16 inches (29.8 x 43.4 cm), Image: 10 1/4 x 13 7/8 inches (26 x 35.2 cm)

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:
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:
Mr. Hawes (fl. 1847–1849), politician
Hobhouse, John Cam, 1st Baron Broughton (1786 - 1869), politician/statesman
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (535 – 496 BC), 7th King of Rome
Bright, John (1811–1889), politician, reformer, MP for Durham and Birmingham
Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804–1881), politician/statesman, author/poet
Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792–1878), politician/statesman
Cobden, Richard (1804–1865), MP, campaigner and free trader
Wood, Sir Charles, 1st Viscount Halifax (1800 - 1885), politician/statesman
Temple, Henry, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784 - 1865), politician/statesman
Tiburtine Sibyl
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