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A Peeler and a Repealer (John Gully; Daniel O'Connell)
by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, published 13 March 1833
11 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (286 mm x 415 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1900
- John Gully (1783-1863), Prizefighter and racehorse owner. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish politician; MP for Dublin City and Cork County. Sitter associated with 217 portraits.
- John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
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