'The Beadle and The Dane', 1864. Artist: John Tenniel

'The Beadle and The Dane', 1864.  Artist: John Tenniel

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'The Beadle and The Dane', 1864. Lord John Russell says: Better take it! Half a Loaf's better than no Bread, you know! In an effort to resolve the Schleswig-Holstein problem, Lord Russell, the Foreign Secretary, put forward a compromise solution which would have united northern Schleswig with Denmark, and given southern Schleswig and Holstein self-government under the Danish crown. This cartoon shows Lord Russell as the beadle offering the Danes half a loaf. Even though the Danes were on the verge of defeat, illustrated by the injured King, they decided to reject this compromise. From Punch, or the London Charivari, June 18, 1864.

Image Details


  1. 18/06/1864
  1. 0350000204
  1. 1-150-375
  1. 1150375
  1. 18/06/1864
  1. 204

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3688x5111
File Size : 55,223kb

People Information

  1. John Tenniel, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Lord John Russell: British: Politician, First Lord of the Treasury, prime minister
  2. Christian IX, King of Denmark: Danish: King

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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