The Rising Buffo?

The Rising “Buffo?”

John Tenniel, artist

Swain, engraver

Punch (31 January 1880)

Bendizzy (the Old Professional). “H’m! Plenty of ‘Go’ — But no Finish!”

Disraeli, the experienced professional, listens to a singer holding rolled up music labeled “Liberal Club” and tells the man next to him with a program labelled “Karcour/Birmin[gham]” that the Liberal opponents in that city have no staying power. In Performer and Critic Tenniel draws Dizzy watching Gladstone skating.

  • Detail (singer’s rolled paper)
  • Benjamin Disraeli (homepage)
  • Punch cartoons about Disraeli
  • Image capture and text by George P. Landow

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