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

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

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

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) and 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:
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
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