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The Vaux & the Grapes (James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, published 5 January 1835
11 3/8 in. x 16 3/4 in. (289 mm x 424 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
- John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Ducôte & Stephens (active 1829), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
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