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Another Pin-Prick - Cartoon for Punch
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Another Pin-Prick - Cartoon for Punch


John Tenniel (1820 - 1914)

Height: 22.5 cm; Width: 31.7 cm;

Inscription, JT / 1899 //
Collector's mark
Inscription, John Tenniel. / Another Pin-prick"!! / Punch. Jan 18. 1899. / Lord Salisbury. "A propos of Madagascar, Madame, and in view of / the approaching anniversary of your pledges, permit me to draw / your attention to the fact that I am still
Inscription, 85
Inscription, BLUE / BOOK //

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
With his silvery pencil strokes, Punch cartoonist John Tenniel produced remarkable commentaries on Victorian society and political life. In 1899 strong anti-French feeling was aroused when a Blue Book, or parliamentary record, was issued containing the correspondence between Great Britain and France on the subject of trade restrictions in Madagascar. The Conservative Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, who succeeded Lord Roseberry in June 1895, is shown politely negotiating with a defiant French Ambassador personified as France. (Permanent collection label)

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