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    Sale 5955

    British Mezzotints & Printed Hankerchiefs, Part II, from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1328

    PEACE WITH HONOUR, MR GLADSTONE PREPARING FOR THE WESTMINSTER THEATRICALS BY ASSUMING LORD BEACONSFIELD'S PART IN THE CELEBRATED DRAMA; AND A WOVEN SILK HANDKERCHIEF OF DISRAELI

    CIRCA 1881, PUBLISHED BY MESSRS REYNOLDS & CO, 32 ST JAMES'S STREET, LONDON S.W.

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    PEACE WITH HONOUR, MR GLADSTONE PREPARING FOR THE WESTMINSTER THEATRICALS BY ASSUMING LORD BEACONSFIELD'S PART IN THE CELEBRATED DRAMA; AND A WOVEN SILK HANDKERCHIEF OF DISRAELI
    circa 1881, published by Messrs Reynolds & Co, 32 St James's Street, London S.W.
    the first printed in blackink on cotton, with Gladstone holding a cannon, whilst hiding a 'secret treaty' under a table, making him self up as a crowned Disraeli; the second of black and yellow silk woven with a border of portraits of Disraeli
    19in. x 22in. (46cm. x 53cm.) (2)


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    Gladstone's second ministries from 1880-1885 and 1886 saw him beset with problems. He was forced to send in troops against Arabi Pasha to protect Britain's interests in the Suez Canal, and thereafter to put the country under protectorate. The handkerchief shows Gladstone dealing with his inheritance from Disraeli.

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