'Political Kidnapping', 1867. Artist: John Tenniel

'Political Kidnapping', 1867. Artist: John Tenniel

1-150-481 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Political Kidnapping', 1867. Lord Russell, dressed as Mrs Russell, has had her baby Bill snatched away from her by Lord Derby, dressed as Mrs Derby. Lord Russell's Liberal government had finally fallen in the previous year after his proposals for parliamentary reform had been attacked, not only by some of his own party's MPs, but by the Conservative opposition. However, now that Lord Derby's Conservatives were in power, they had taken on the task of reform. When Queen Victoria opened the new session of parliament, the Royal Speech had included the new government's declaration that proposals for the reform of parliament would again be introduced. From Punch, or the London Charivari, February 16, 1867.

Image Details


  1. 16/02/1867
  1. 0350000316
  1. 1-150-481
  1. 1150481
  1. 16/02/1867
  1. 316

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3666x5123
File Size : 55,023kb

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. Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby: British: Politician

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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