'Empress and Earl', 1876. Artist: Joseph Swain

'Empress and Earl', 1876. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-767 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Empress and Earl', 1876. The Conservative Prime Minister, Disraeli, accepts the title of Earl of Beaconsfield from Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. At the beginning of 1876, he had been instrumental in pushing the Royal Titles Bill through parliament, a Bill that gave Victoria the new title of Empress of India. So, one good turn deserved another. Disraeli had previously been offered a title, which he had refused. He had more recently been offered a dukedom, which he had also refused. From Punch, or the London Charivari, August 26, 1876.

Image Details


  1. 26/08/1876
  1. 0350000606
  1. 1-150-767
  1. 1150767
  1. 26/08/1876
  1. 606

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3680x5108
File Size : 55,071kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Queen Victoria: British: Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, artist
  2. Benjamin Disraeli: British: Statesman, novelist, prime minister

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

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