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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux ('Fall of the Vaux Hall Performer')
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured lithograph, published 22 November 1834
11 1/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (282 mm x 361 mm) paper size
- John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 737 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 934 portraits.
- NPG D41283: Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux ('Fall of the Vaux Hall Performer') (from same stone)
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