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        Killing no Murder, or a New Ministerial way of settling the affairs of the Nation!, 1809

        Cruikshank, Isaac Robert (1789-1856). English. Medium: colour etching. Date: 1809. Duel between Lord Castlereagh, the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1769-1822) and George Canning, Foreign Secretary (1770-1827), both members of the cabinet under Prime Miniser Lord Portland, 21st September 1809; Canning had never fired a pistol before and missed Castlereagh, while Castlereagh hit Canning in the thigh; both were subsequently forced to resign from the government; Provenance: Private Collection.


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