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A Study of a Picture of Oliver Cromwell Dissolving the Parliament (William Cobbett; Leslie Grove Jones)
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, published 29 June 1832
11 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (286 mm x 415 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1900
- William Cobbett (1763-1835), Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
- Leslie Grove Jones (1779-1839), Soldier and radical politician. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Alfred Ducôte (active 1830-1840), Lithographer and lithographic printer. Artist associated with 462 portraits.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
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