The European Concert', 1880. Artist: Joseph Swain

The European Concert', 1880. Artist: Joseph Swain

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The European Concert', 1880. The European Powers, including Turkey, Germany and Russia, form the orchestra for what became known as 'the European Concert'. This came out of the Queen's Speech at the opening of the first Session of Parliament after the 1880 General Election. The Liberal Leader, Gladstone, made it known that he intended that he and his government would 'act in concert' with other European Powers, especially with regard to the Eastern Question, represented here by Turkey (holding the cymbals). From Punch, or the London Charivari, June 5, 1880.

Image Details

People Information

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

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

Category Hierarchy

Society & Culture Music

Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

History & Politics Other

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4898x3849
File Size : 55,232kb


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  1. 05/06/1880
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