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Creator:
Print made by John Doyle ('H.B.'), 1797–1868, Irish
Printed by Charles E. P. Motte, 1785–1836, French
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:

Stop Thief!

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Date:
1831
Medium:
Lithograph, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches (29.8 x 44.1 cm), Image: 9 3/16 x 13 9/16 inches (23.3 x 34.5 cm), and Image: 9 1/16 x 13 9/16 inches (23 x 34.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "8.00"; lower right: "6 (circled)"

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches No 144"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower center: "STOP THIEF! | Published by ThosMcLean, 26 Haymarket July 27, 1831"; lower right: "C Motte's Litogy 70 St Martins Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Gift of Brian and Linda Gracie
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1984.17.10
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bill | caricature | chancellor | chasing | exchequer | historical subject | hourglass | legislation | newspaper | parody | political | politician | running | sandglass | satire | satirical | scrolls | sketches | thief | time | toga | top hat | treasury
Associated People:
Father Time, man with wings and scythe
Spencer, John Charles, 3rd Earl Spencer, Lord Althorp (1782-1845), politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7144
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