'A Change for The Better', 1869. Artist: Joseph Swain

'A Change for The Better', 1869. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-571 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'A Change for The Better', 1869. After his success in the 1868 General Election, Mr Gladstone became the new Prime Minister. One of his first acts was to introduce the Irish Bill and, in July 1869, after debate, discussion, amendments and compromise, the Bill was passed by the House of Lords. In this cartoon, the ghost of Queen Elizabeth appears at Queen Victoria's elbow, approving this 'change for the better'. Mr Gladstone, in the Commons, wished the Church of Ireland God-speed on her new career. From Punch, or the London Charivari, July 31, 1869.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0350000408
  1. 1-150-571
  1. 1150571
  1. 31/07/1869
  1. 408

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3709x5080
File Size : 55,201kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
After
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
Subject
  1. Queen Elizabeth I: British: Queen
  2. Queen Victoria: British: Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, artist
People Related
  1. William Ewart Gladstone: British: Prime Minister of Great Britain, politician
Medium
  1. Engraving
Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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