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Plate 242 Morgiana and the Forty Thieves 18/02/1833

By John Doyle HB (1797-1868)
Category: Prints, Catalogue Reference C2275

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl Derby (1799-1868) , thrice Whig/Conservative Prime Minister between 1852-68 ("Morgiana") & Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) MP for Dublin & Cork (in the oil jar). Morgiana was the wily slave girl who saved Ali Baba’s life many times in “One Thousand and One Nights”. From "Political Sketches by HB" 18/02/1833

The artist
Dublin-born cartoonist and caricaturist, Doyle is considered a founder of the school of British satirists. Kinder and gentler than Hogarth, Rowlandson or Gilray, from the mid 1820s he regularly satirised prominent people and events of the day

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