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Political Sketches by H.B. Volume I


102 Portraits in set

683 lithographs of political sketches by HB (John Doyle, 1797-1868), published by Thomas McLean, 1829-1841. Collection contained in 5 volumes (vol. 1: 1829-30; vol 2: 1831-2; vol. 3: 1833-4; vol. 4: 1835-7; vol. 5: 1837-41). Vols. 1-2 are bound; vols. 3-5 have been disbound. John Doyle was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1822 where he initially worked as a portrait lithographer. In 1827 Doyle began publishing political prints anonymously. From 1829-1851 Doyle published his well-known Political Sketches series, signing his work with the initials "HB" to hide his identity.

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The Apparition.  A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40936

The Apparition. A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published November 1829
NPG D40936

The Prophecy, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40937

The Prophecy

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 November 1829
NPG D40937

The Old White Lion, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40938

The Old White Lion

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 July 1829
NPG D40938

Reading the News, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40940

Reading the News

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 July 1829
NPG D40940

The Three and the Deuse (John Lawless; Daniel O'Connell; Richard Lalor Sheil), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40943

The Three and the Deuse (John Lawless; Daniel O'Connell; Richard Lalor Sheil)

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 July 1829
NPG D40943

The Mysterious Visit, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40944

The Mysterious Visit

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 June 1829
NPG D40944

The Abstruce Joke.  A Scene off Terceira, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40945

The Abstruce Joke. A Scene off Terceira

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published September 1829
NPG D40945

Don Miguel receiving the news from Terceira (Dom Miguel I; Carlota of Spain), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40946

Don Miguel receiving the news from Terceira (Dom Miguel I; Carlota of Spain)

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 September 1829
NPG D40946

A Joinder in the Please, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40947

A Joinder in the Please

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published June 1829
NPG D40947

A Broad Hint, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40948

A Broad Hint

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 July 1829
NPG D40948

Sir Charles Wetherell ('The Man Who Prefers his Character to his Place'), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40950

Sir Charles Wetherell ('The Man Who Prefers his Character to his Place')

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 September 1829
NPG D40950

Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough ('A Cabinet Curiosity'), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40951

Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough ('A Cabinet Curiosity')

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 June 1829
NPG D40951

A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40952

A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 August 1829
NPG D40952

Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (The Jockey'), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40953

Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (The Jockey')

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 August 1829
NPG D40953

Two Personages of Great Weight on the Turf (Thomas Thornhill; Samuel Chiffney), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Joseph Netherclift, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40955

Two Personages of Great Weight on the Turf (Thomas Thornhill; Samuel Chiffney)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Joseph Netherclift, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 2 September 1829
NPG D40955

A Political Riddle, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40956

A Political Riddle

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1829
NPG D40956