'On the Dizzy Brink', 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain

'On the Dizzy Brink', 1878. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-799 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'On the Dizzy Brink', 1878.The Conservative Prime Minister, Disraeli, is now the Earl of Beaconsfield. Here, he is standing close to the edge of a precipice with War awaiting those foolish enough to fall. Britannia is not keen to go any nearer. This relates to the war between Russia and Turkey. Disraeli had maintained a neutral stance during the earlier conflict between Turkey and the Balkan States, but now he is being shown as one of those accused by John Bright of wishing to involve Britain in the conflict between Russia and Turkey. From Punch, or the London Charivari, January 19, 1878.

Image Details


  1. 19/01/1878
  1. 0350000638
  1. 1-150-799
  1. 1150799
  1. 19/01/1878
  1. 638

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3672x5119
File Size : 55,070kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: British: Statesman, novelist, prime minister
People Related
  1. John Bright: British: Orator, statesman, politician

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

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