A GENTEEL VERSION OF THE VULGAR SAYING 'SET A THIEF TO CATCH A THIEF' Materials:
lithograph Production person:
Print made by John Doyle (HB) Printed by: General Lithographic Establishment, 70 St. Martin's Lane Published by: Thomas McLean Production place:
London, England Date: March 24th 1845 Schools/Styles:
Description No. 829. Two men on the seashore, the one standing in background at left (Benjamin Disraeli) shouting to a group of men swimming in the sea at right (among them Lords Palmerston and Russell) to help stopping a thief (Sir Robert Peel), walking towards left at centre foreground, carrying clothes lettered with 'Whigary' and 'Free trade'.
Inscription Content: Series title and number at top right (trimmed offt); initialled by artist; lettered within image on clothes and with one speech balloon, and below with title and publication details: 'London, Published March 24th 1845, by Thos,, Mc,, Lean, 26, Haymarket. / Printed at 70. St Martins Lane'.
With eye-shaped blindstamp at bottom left, lettered with 'Subscribers copy' and HB's monogram at centre.
Representation of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Representation of Lord John Russell (later John Russell, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell)
Representation of Sir Robert Peel
Representation of Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston