The Derby, 1867. Dizzy wins with ‘Reform Bill’

The Derby, 1867. Dizzy wins with “Reform Bill’

John Tenniel


Wood engraving

Punch (25 May 1867)

Mr. Punch: “Don’t be too sure; wait till he’s weighed.”

Signed with monogram lower left.

As Disraeli wins the race for political power ahead of Gladstone on the left and Bright on the right, Mr. Punch, playing upon the idea that after winning a race jockeys have to be weighed to make sure they didn’t have an unfair advantage, reminds readers that only time will tell if Dizzy can survive in office. — George P. Landow

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