'A French Lesson', 1871. Artist: Joseph Swain

'A French Lesson', 1871. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-622 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'A French Lesson', 1871. Britannia remarks Is That the sort of thing you want, you Little Idiot? Britannia has grabbed a man promoting British Republicanism by the scruff of the neck. Sternly pointing over her shoulder towards France, the battles taking place on French soil should serve as a warning to the British activist. This relates to the events that took place in France after her defeat at the hands of the Prussian forces. Republican activists broke into open revolt and, with the help of the National Guard, barricades were erected, military leaders executed and the military headquarters taken over. From Punch, or the London Charivari, April 8, 1871.

Image Details


  1. 08/04/1871
  1. 0350000459
  1. 08/04/1871
  1. 1-150-622
  1. 1150622
  1. 459

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3695x5100
File Size : 55,209kb

People Information

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

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Allegory

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