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Object: Guy Fawkes.
Series: Political Sketches
No. 660. A man in the character of Guy Fawkes (Daniel O'Connell), hiding in the shadow under an arch at right, discovered by a man entering from left, holding a torch (Lord Stanley), and a man behind him at far left (Sir Robert Peel), shocked by the sight of firewood gathered at centre, lettered with 'Justice for Ireland', 'Agitation' etc. 16 November 1840
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Height: 284 millimetres (approximately; top edge obscured by binding)
Width: 359 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For preliminary drawing see 1882,1209.484
Text from 'An Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B.', London 1844:
Mr. O'Connell is Guy Fawkes, and the ground on which he stands is strewed with his various combustibles for effecting the total destruction of the constitution in Church and State. The persons employed in detecting and circumventing his mischievous designs can be none other than Lord Stanley and Sir Robert Peel; the former carrying a torch and the latter a drawn sword. The sketch alludes to no particular act of Mr. O'Connell, but generally to the dangerous nature of his political conduct.
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