"A Lion in the Path!", 1882. Creator: Joseph Swain.

"A Lion in the Path!", 1882. Creator: Joseph Swain.

1-150-893 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage Images

"A Lion in the Path!", 1882. The British Lion is prepared to protect British interests. A nationalist uprising in Egypt had been led by Colonel Arabi in protest against European influence in Egyptian affairs. In June 1882, many Europeans died during riots in Alexandria. On the 11th July 1882, the British fleet went into action, whilst the French fleet refused to cooperate. One of the key concerns of the British was to preserve the security of the Suez Canal. From "Punch, or the London Charivari", July 15, 1882.

Image Details


  1. 15/7/1882
  1. 0350000733
  1. 1-150-893
  1. 1150893
  1. 15/7/1882
  1. 733

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4915x3840
File Size : 55,294kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
People Related
  1. Ahmad Arabi: Egyptian: Politician, statesman, soldier, army officer, rebel and revolutionary leader

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire
  2. Caricature

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