'Extraordinary Mildness of the Political Season', 1869. Artist: John Tenniel

'Extraordinary Mildness of the Political Season', 1869. Artist: John Tenniel

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'Extraordinary Mildness of the Political Season', 1869. Disraeli congratulating Gladstone on the Sovereign's speech at Opening of Parliament. Both have a birch behind them to start beating the other as soon as the parliamentary session gets underway. Cartoon from Punch, 27 February 1869, making fun of the animosity between the two men.

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People Information

  1. John Tenniel, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. William Ewart Gladstone: British, English: Prime Minister of Great Britain, politician
  2. Benjamin Disraeli: British: Statesman, novelist, prime minister, politician, writer, author

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2788x3778
File Size : 30,859kb


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