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An 'Exit' Speech 'the Rest, That Love Me, Rise and Follow Me.' Richard Iii. A.3.S.4.

Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914)






Price
£2,250

Signed
Signed with monogram and dated 1886
Inscribed with title and publication details on original mount

Medium
Pencil

Dimensions
8 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches

Provenance
Mary Green (Nee Tenniel). the Artist's Sister,
and Thence by Family Descent

Illustrated
Punch, 22 May 1886, Page 247

Exhibited
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1837-2012', Chris Beetles Gallery,
November 2012 - January 2013, No 12;
Comedy and Commentary, Mottisfont,
18 January - 11 April 2020

An ‘Exit’ speech
Tenniel depicts Gladstone as Shakespeare’s Richard III in order to show how his arguments in favour of Irish Home Rule were making him increasingly isolated and unpopular. Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), seated at left, and Lord Hartington (1833- 1908), seated at right, were so opposed to Home Rule as to resign from the Liberal Party and found the Liberal Unionist Party.


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