Manhood Suffrage

Manhood Suffrage

John Tenniel


Wood engraving


Mr. Punch. “Do you mean to say, my friend, that that is the sort of manhood you wished to be mixed up with?”

Mr. Punch, relying on English prejudiced views of the Irish, asks a British workman if he wants the Irishman to have the right to vote.

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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