'Degenerate Days!!', 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

'Degenerate Days!!', 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

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'Degenerate Days!!', 1874. A publican and his customer discuss the forthcoming General Election. After being in power since 1868, the Liberal Prime Minister, Gladstone, had called the Election for 5th March 1874. He did not formally tender his resignation to Queen Victoria until mid February and, for the first time, the procedures put in place by the new Ballot Act were to be tried and tested. One of the procedures provided for a secret method of voting which was designed to rid the system of the rampant corruption that had previously been associated with candidates' buying of votes. From Punch, or the London Charivari, February 14, 1874.

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People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
People Related
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: British: Statesman, novelist, prime minister, politician, writer, author
  2. William Ewart Gladstone: British, English: Prime Minister of Great Britain, politician
  3. Queen Victoria: British: Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, artist

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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Lifestyle & Leisure Food & Drink

Artistic Representations Satires

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3683x5102
File Size : 55,051kb


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