'Alfred Refuses to Burn His Fingers', 1862. Artist: Unknown

'Alfred Refuses to Burn His Fingers', 1862. Artist: Unknown

1-150-340 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Alfred Refuses to Burn His Fingers', 1862. The Greek Government had decided that elections should be held to find a King to replace King Otho, who had abdicated. One suggestion was that Prince Alfred, Victoria's second son, should be invited to take the throne. This invitation was politely decline. This cartoon, therefore, depicts Greece inviting a suitably clad Prince Alfred to take possession of the cake labelled 'Greece'. The cake being very hot, however, Alfred is most reluctant to 'burn his fingers'. From Punch, or the London Charivari, December 6, 1862.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
  1. Prince Alfred: British: Prince
People Related
  1. Queen Victoria: British: Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, artist

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Portrait
  2. Satire

Category Hierarchy

People Royalty

Artistic Representations Portraits

Artistic Representations Satires

People Other

History & Politics Politics Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3669x5118
File Size : 55,014kb


  1. 06/12/1862
  1. 0350000171
  1. 06/12/1862
  1. 1-150-340
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  1. 171

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