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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 Graceful Speciman of The Retort Courteous

Part Of:

Collective Title: Political Sketches

Date:
1831
Medium:
Lithograph, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 x 17 5/16 inches (30.5 x 44 cm) and Image: 9 15/16 x 13 15/16 inches (25.3 x 35.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "10.00"; lower right: "3 (circled)"

Lettered, upper right: "HB Sketches 148"; lower left inside image: "HB"; lower left below image: "London, Published by Thos McLean 26 Haymarket Aug 12, 1831"; lower center: "A Grace(underlined)ful Specimen | of | THE RETORT COURTEOUS."; lower right: "Printed by C. Motte, 70 Martins Lane"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Gift of Brian and Linda Gracie
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1984.17.14
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barges | bridge (built work) | celebration | ceremony | discussion (meeting) | dukes | fancy dress | flags | genre subject | men | oars | political | politicians | river | satire | satirical | sketches | top hats
Associated Places:
City of London | England | Greater London | London Bridge | Thames | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Bentinck, Lord George (1802-1848), politician/statesman, athlete/sportsman
Wellesley, Arthur, first duke of Wellington (1769–1852), army officer and prime minister
Stewart, Charles William, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854), KCB, GCB, general and diplomatist
Scott, John, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7148
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