'Keeping the Ring', 1876. Artist: Joseph Swain

'Keeping the Ring', 1876. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-763 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Keeping the Ring', 1876. Turkey, brandishing a sword, is beset on all sides by the dogs of war, Servia, Montenegro, Herzegovina and Bosnia. In the background are all the European powers, amongst them Russia and Germany. At the far right, John Bull and Mr Punch represent the British. This relates to the Eastern Conflicts presently involving Turkey and the Balkan States. Recently, Prince Milan of Servia had joined his army to fight for Servian interests. In late July 1876, Montenegro united with Servia in taking up arms against Turkey. The British government decided not to become involved and, together with the equally watchful European powers, left Turkey to battle with her militant provinces. From Punch, or the London Charivari, July 22, 1876.

Image Details


  1. 22/07/1876
  1. 0350000601
  1. 1-150-763
  1. 1150763
  1. 22/07/1876
  1. 601

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4903x3846
File Size : 55,245kb

People Information

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

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

Geographic Hierarchy

World Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1. 44 15 00 N , 017 50 00 E

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