'Dr. Bull's Waiting-Room', 1868. Artist: John Tenniel

'Dr. Bull's Waiting-Room', 1868. Artist: John Tenniel

1-150-532 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Dr. Bull's Waiting-Room', 1868. This cartoon reflects all the various problems facing the government as the new session of Parliament began on 13th February. Here, Disraeli acts as a houseboy for Dr Bull, the representative of the British people. The problems include the question of universal suffrage, being held by a large and matronly woman, and education. By far the most pressing difficulty, however, is that of the Fenian outrages that had come about because of the British involvement in Irish affairs. From Punch, or the London Charivari, February 15, 1868.

Image Details


  1. 15/02/1868
  1. 0350000369
  1. 1-150-532
  1. 1150532
  1. 15/02/1868
  1. 369

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4932x3816
File Size : 55,139kb

People Information

  1. John Tenniel, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: British: Statesman, novelist, prime minister

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire
  2. Caricature

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