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An Extraordinary Animal, Neither An Opossum Nor A Kangaroo But Having Something Of Both

1835. Hand-coloured lithograph, monogrammed in image lower left, 35.7 x 28.3cm. Trimmed right margin, minor foxing and stains.

Text reads “H.B. Sketches No. 383. Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, 26 March 1835. Ducôté & Stephens Lithog’y, 70 St Martins Lane.” Political caricature of Daniel O’Connell, “Irish Liberator”, as a hybrid marsupial with Whig MPs Lord John Russell, Thomas Spring Rice and another in his pouch. From 1829 to 1851 Doyle produced a series of 917 prints satirizing British politics and used the nom de plume of “H.B.” (a cipher of his initials). Doyle was also the grandfather of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Held in NGA.

Item #CL181-25

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  Other currencies

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