Political ‘Economy’

Political “Economy”

John Tenniel


Wood engraving

Punch (1 December 1866)

Manager. “Now then, Benjamin, what have we got for the opening scene?”

Property-Man. “Well, Sir, here’s the old ’59 banner! A little touching up’ll make it as good as new.”

Signed with monogram lower left.

Tenniel depicts Disraeli as the props man in a theater, who assures his manager that they can just reuse proposals for extending the franchise made in 1859. — George P. Landow

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