Darwininan Moment — Selection of the Fittest

A Picture of a President. Punch's Congratulations (by anticipation) to Sir Frederick Leighton. P.R.A.

Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)

Wood engraving

Punch (30 November 1878): 242

Sambourne's cartoon congratulating Leighton on being elected President of the Royal Academy. Sheets of paper with caricatures of Gladstone and Disraeli lie on the ground at the left. Presumably (looking at "by anticipation") Leighton had not yet officially received his knighthood).