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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: Feb 11 1841 Schools/Styles:
Description No. 671. A scene involving two racehorses with men's heads and their riders; a jockey (Lord Granville Somerset) riding the horse at left (Lord Stanley), lead by a groom (James Emmerson Tennent); another jockey (Lord Russell) riding the horse at right (Lord Morpeth), as a man standing with his back turned in foreground at far right (Daniel O'Connell) cracks his whip; a man standing at far left with his hands in the pockets of his coat (Lord Bentinck).
Inscription Content: Series title and number at top right; initialled by artist; lettered within image with three speech balloons, and below with title and publication details: 'Published Feby. 11th. 1841. by Thos. Mc. Lean 26, Haymarket. / Printed at the General Lith. Establishment, 70, St. Martin's Lane.'.
With eye-shaped blindstamp at bottom left, lettered with 'Subscribers copy' and HB's monogram at centre.
Text from 'An Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B.', London 1844:
It will be seen how the Bills brought in respectively by Lords Stanley and Morpeth, relative to the registration of Votes in Ireland, were given up in the Session of 1840. The Session of 1841 commenced with the renewal of both these Bills, and the present sketch represents the start for a race between these two noble authors and movers. Lord Stanley, ridden by Lord Granville Somerset (who seconded the motion of the noble Lord for leave to bring in the Bill) and waited on by Mr. Emmerson Tennent as groom, appears to be so eager for the contest that his jockey is pulling him in: while Lord Morpeth, ridden by Lord John Russell, requires a touch of the lash from his trainer Mr. O'Connell. The spectator on the left with his hands thrust indifferently into his pockets, is Lord George Bentinck.
Representation of Sir James Emerson Tennent, 1st Baronet
Representation of Lord Granville Somerset
Representation of Lord John Russell (later John Russell, 1st Earl Russell of Kingston Russell)
Representation of Daniel O'Connell
Representation of Edward Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
Representation of George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle
Representation of Lord George Bentinck