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The United Cabinet or the Blind Leading the Blind

Print
12/4/1832
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Satirical print, John Doyle, 'The United Cabinet or the Blind Leading the Blind', 1832.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30cm
  • Width: 44cm
Dimensions of sheet.
Production typeLimited edition
Credit line
Bequeathed by John Jones
Object history
NB. While the term 'the blind' has been used in this record, it has since fallen from usage and is now considered offensive. The term is repeated in this record in its original historical context.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
1233:192-1882

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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