Trying it on

The Sketch of the Ministerial Measure. The second line reads, “Chancellor of the Exchequer; — “There, that's our idea of the sort of thing; and now , gentlemen, perhaps you’ll fill in the details.” Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836-1875), artist, and Dalziel, engraver. Fun 4 (23 February 1867): 242. >Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library. Click on image to enlarge it. At the top of the picture- frame the first letters of “reform” appear, and on the bottom we see “Disraeli Pinxit.”

Unlike the artists for Punch who draw Disraeli with what they take to be an exaggerated Jewish nose, those for Fun give him an equally unrealistic straight one.

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