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A Simple Question Asked in "Sober Sadness" (Daniel O'Connell; Edward Southwell Ruthven; Richard Lalor Sheil)

6 of 19 portraits of Richard Lalor Sheil

A Simple Question Asked in "Sober Sadness" (Daniel O'Connell; Edward Southwell Ruthven; Richard Lalor Sheil), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean, published 19 April 1834 - NPG D41247 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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A Simple Question Asked in "Sober Sadness" (Daniel O'Connell; Edward Southwell Ruthven; Richard Lalor Sheil)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 April 1834
11 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (286 mm x 415 mm) overall
acquired Unknown source, 1900
Reference Collection
NPG D41247


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Sittersback to top

  • Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish politician; MP for several constituencies. Sitter associated with 203 portraits.
  • Edward Southwell Ruthven (1772-1836), Politician; MP for Dublin and Downpatrick. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851), Irish politician; MP for several constituencies, writer and orator. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.

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  • John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 700 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Alfred Ducôte (active 1830-1840), Lithographer and lithographic printer. Artist associated with 434 portraits.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 883 portraits.

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