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The United Cabinet or the Blind Leading the Blind

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London

  • Date:

    12/4/1832

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doyle, John, born 1797 - died 1868 (artist)
    McLean, Thomas (Publisher)
    Earl Grey

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    1233:192-1882

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 138, box Q

This print depicts the Prime Minister, Earl Grey, leading his Cabinet of Whig ministers into a chasm inscribed 'Reform', cheered on by a crowd of demonic figures. The print expresses opposition to the 'Great Reform Act', passed in 1832 (the same year this print was published), which improved and broadened electoral representation in the United Kingdom.

Place of Origin

London

Date

12/4/1832

Artist/maker

Doyle, John, born 1797 - died 1868 (artist)
McLean, Thomas (Publisher)
Earl Grey

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm, Width: 44 cm

Descriptive line

Satirical print, John Doyle, 'The United Cabinet or the Blind Leading the Blind', 1832.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Categories

Prints; Politics; Disability

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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