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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:
A Will O' The Wisp
Date:
1831
Medium:
Lithograph, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 17 1/4 inches (30.1 x 43.8 cm) and Image: 8 7/8 x 13 11/16 inches (22.6 x 34.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "8.00"; lower center: "Durham, Lord Earl Grey, Carnation | 6 (circled)"

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

Lettered, upper right: "HB sketches 150"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower center: "'A WILL O'THE WISP'. | London Pubd by Thos McLean 26 Haymarket Augt 22nd 1831"; lower right: "Published by C. Motte 70 St Martins Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Gift of Brian and Linda Gracie
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1984.17.11
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bog | coats | illusion | lantern | men | parody | political | politicians | satire | sketches | star | wigs | will-o'-the-wisp
Associated People:
Lambton, John George, 1st Earl of Durham (1792-1840), MP, Ambassador to Russia, Governor-General of Canada
Peter, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778–1868), politician/statesman
Stewart, Charles William, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), KCB, GCB, general and diplomatist
Herbert, Henry George, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon (1772-1833), Colonel of the West Somerset Yeomanry
Grey, Charles, 2nd Earl Grey (1764–1845), politician/statesman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7145
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