Waiting for Lord Beaconsfield

The Blank Canvas

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1923), artist

Dalziel Brothers, engravers

Fun (2 January 1878): 9

Dizzy: — “H’m! What shall I paint — “The Purchase of Turkish Fleet,’ ‘The Annexation of Egypt or ‘The Declaration of War by Britannia.’”

The cartoonist portrays Disraeli wearing a crown, as he usually does in his work after Queen Victoria made him Lord Beaconsfield.

  • Cartoons about the Berlin Conference
  • Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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