‘The Eglinton Tournament’ (plate 4), 1840. A lithographic print, drawn by Doyle directly onto the stone. 10¼ x 14½ inches. This is an image of the Melee – when participants tried to recreate the effect of a medieval skirmish. The result was the usual travesty, and Doyle exaggerates the disorder for comic effect.

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

Created 12 October 2023