The Political Tailors

The Political Tailors

John Tenniel


Wood engraving

Punch (11 May 1867)

Dizzy: “Now, then, Gladstone, jump up!— you promised to lend a helping hand, you know.”

Gladstone: “No, I’m on strike; amd you may finish the job as best you can.”

Signed with monogram lower left.

Disraeli here takes the lead in passing a new reform bill as Gladstone refuses to accept what he takes to be extreme changes. Why does Punch, which usually disguises the names of figures in its cartoons, here give their names in full? — George P. Landow

  • Great Poaching Affray on Liberal Premises
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