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Creator:
Print made by John Doyle ('H.B.'), 1797–1868, Irish
Printed by A. Ducôte, active 1832–1840, British
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:

An Extraordinary Animal, Neither an Opossum nor a Kangaroo but Having Something of Both

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Date:
1835
Medium:
Lithograph, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 5/8 x 11 13/16 inches (44.8 x 30 cm) and Image: 12 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches (32.7 x 26.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "8.00"; lower center: "o'connell"; lower right: "3 (circled)"; on back, upper left: "#7 _ 969"

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 383"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left below image: "Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymarklet, 26 March 1835"; lower center: "AN EXTRAORDINARY ANIMAL, | Neither an Opossum nor a Kangaroo but having something of both"; lower right: "Ducote's & Stephen's Lithogy 70 St Martin's Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Gift of Brian and Linda Gracie
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1984.17.8
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | hat | parody | political | politicians | pouch | satire | sketches
Associated People:
Grey, Henry George, 3rd Earl Grey (1802 - 1894), Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord Lieutenant
Grant, Charles, Baron Glenelg (1778-1866), Secretary for the colonies
Rice, Thomas Spring, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon (1790-1866), Whig politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell (1792-1878), politician/statesman
O'Connell, Daniel (1775–1847), Irish nationalist leader
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7142
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