'Two Girls of The Period', 1869. Artist: John Tenniel

'Two Girls of The Period', 1869. Artist: John Tenniel

1-150-561 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Two Girls of The Period', 1869. This cartoon shows a fashionable protestant convert to Catholicism looking in horror at the Catholic nun. This is a reference to the Mary Saurin case where a nun had taken action against her convent for having forced her to carry out such menial and manual tasks as scrubbing floors. However, the Protestant faith relied much on a relationship with God based on their works yet, in this cartoon, the 'convert' is shown as interested in little but her clothes and hair. So this picture not only presents a negative view of Catholicism, but a negative view of the shallowness of women of fashion. From Punch, or the London Charivari, February 20, 1869.

Image Details


  1. 20/02/1869
  1. 0350000398
  1. 1-150-561
  1. 1150561
  1. 20/02/1869
  1. 398

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3685x5101
File Size : 55,070kb

People Information

  1. John Tenniel, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

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