Apoplexy on its way to replace paralysis

Found in Linda Kelly’s Talleyrand in London – a caricature by Honoré Daumier from 26 Feb. 1835 titled L’apoplexie allant remplacer a Londres la paralysie (Apoplexy on its way to replace paralysis in London).  Talleyrand on the right is being replaced as French ambassador by Sebastiani.  Talleyrand’s hair and cane constitute a sort of saintly iconography – as further below in Thomas Mclean’s ‘Lame leading the blind’ of Talleyrand and Lord Palmerston.

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