Measurable Distance, 1881. Artist: Joseph Swain

Measurable Distance, 1881. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-856 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

Measurable Distance, 1881. Mr John Bull, the representative of the British people is the owner of the ship which the pilot, Prime Minister Gladstone, is attempting to steer into safe harbour. In the background can be seen the various hazards that have been encountered along the way, and the contentious Land Bill is looming. This bill proposed to implement fair rents which would be assessed by a semi-judicial procedure. This would, however, represent a larger measure of interference with private property in Ireland than had previously been the case. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 12, 1881.

Image Details


  1. 12/03/1881
  1. 0350000695
  1. 1-150-856
  1. 1150856
  1. 12/03/1881
  1. 695

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3687x5097
File Size : 55,057kb

People Information

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

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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