'An Unexpected Cut', 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

'An Unexpected Cut', 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-737 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'An Unexpected Cut', 1874. With a felled tree entitled Irish Established Church behind him, Mr Gladstone, the Liberal Leader of the Opposition, prepares to take his 'Pamphlet' axe to the tree carved with Papal Infallibility. Mr Punch watches. This relates to the anti-Papal leaflet on Vatican Decrees recently published. Only the previous month, he had written an article on Ritualism and his opposition to it. This came as a surprise, as many had previously believed that Gladstone was secretly attracted to ritual. From Punch, or the London Charivari, November 21, 1874.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. William Ewart Gladstone: British, English: Prime Minister of Great Britain, politician

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

Category Hierarchy

Religion & Belief Christianity

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Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

History & Politics Other

People Other

History & Politics Politics Politicians

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4918x3828
File Size : 55,155kb


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