‘The Eglinton Tournament’ (plate 3), 1840. A lithographic print, drawn by Doyle directly onto the stone. 10¼ x 14½ inches. The subject here is practice for the joust; typically, the emphasis is on the incongruous mismatch between the participants’ haughty expressions and the absurdity of the event. The caricature target adds another layer of mockery.

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Doyle, Richard. The Tournament. London: Dickinson, 1840.

Created 12 October 2023