'Alarming Comet of 1835', 10 August 1835.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

'Alarming Comet of 1835', 10 August 1835.

Ducote, A

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Print by A Ducote showing Halley's Comet depicted as a human head with a tail of smaller ones following as it movies from Ireland to England. The lithograph titled 'Alarming Comet of 1835' was published in London by T McLean. It is drawn as a satire on the 'Irish Question', the controversial isue of Ireland becoming independent. The use of Halley Comets in this sketch is particularly apt as comets have been traditional harbingers of disasters and ill omens
 

Artist

 

Image Ref.

10419000
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas