'A Momentous Question!', 1883. Artist: Joseph Swain

'A Momentous Question!', 1883. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-916 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'A Momentous Question!', 1883. Czar Alexander III of Russia is majestic following his coronation. On one side is the representative of Constitutional Liberty and, on the other, Despotism. Whilst his coronation had been complete with pomp and celebration, he had not used the occasion to promise any constitutional reform. From Punch, or the London Charivari, June 2, 1883.

Image Details


  1. 2/6/1883
  1. 0350000757
  1. 1-150-916
  1. 1150916
  1. 2/6/1883
  1. 757

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4944x3816
File Size : 55,273kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Alexander III: Russian: Emperor

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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