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- Object: The editor of "The Times"
Brougham, in wig and gown, writes, bending over the table. The shadow of his profile, caricatured, and with elongated nose which seems to be dipping into the ink-pot, is thrown on the wall beside him. On the floor is a copy of '[The Ti]mes'. A wall-clock behind him (left) points to 3 o'clock. Below the design is his signature: 'yrs H Brougham'. December 1831
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Height: 206 millimetres
Width: 126 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
From 'Fraser's Magazine', iv. 609.
Brougham is described as writing a leading article: "The hour is three— just in time for the latest touch for the morning,—the subject, in all probability, some abuse of Lord Grey (a favourite topic), under cover of a seeming panegyric. Perhaps it may be some of that simulated censure of himself, which is intended to throw a doubt upon the authorship; but when we look upon the eager eye, the relaxed wig, the flung-aside gown, the whole air full of grimace and grog, it strikes us that abuse of the venerable senior, as he calls him, who is now nepotising [see No. 16578, &c] at the head of affairs is the staple commodity which is flowing full and fast from his nimble and caustic pen." 'The Ballot', 4 Dec, comments on print and article in an ironically pungent attack on man and paper. Brougham is said to intend a libel action: "I have ever been a consistent politician", it is therefore a grievous injury "to attempt to identify me with a journal which is notorious for its disregard of manly, honourable, and virtuous qualities . . .". Cf. No. 16844. For Brougham; and Grey see No. 16654, &c.; for 'The Times', Nos. 16654, 16670, 16714, 16936, 16938, 17318.
Reproduced, G. T. Garratt, 'Lord Brougham', 1935, p. 252.
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Associated Title: Fraser's Magazine
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