'Italy in Rome', 1870. Artist: Joseph Swain

'Italy in Rome', 1870.  Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-607 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Italy in Rome', 1870. King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy takes the sword of Temporal Power from Pope Pius IX who hangs on to his keys. Earlier in the century, Italy had achieved unification after driving the Austrians from its soil. The duchies had joined the kingdom and Garibaldi had overthrown the Neapolitan monarchy. Venice and part of Venetia were gained in 1866. Now, however, Italian forces entered and occupied Rome. Eventually, the Pope surrendered to the inevitable, although he never fully came to terms with Rome's status as Italy's capital. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 1, 1870.

Image Details


  1. 01/10/1870
  1. 01/10/1870
  1. 0350000444
  1. 1-150-607
  1. 1150607
  1. 444

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3683x5100
File Size : 55,030kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Pope Pius IX: Italian: Pope
  2. Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy: Italian: King, monarch

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire
  2. Caricature

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