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Edward Linley Sambourne Collection

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
The Rhodes Colossus, 1892. Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), English-born South African businessman and statesman, shown striding across Africa from Cape Town to Cairo with a telegraph wire

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Two Jubilees - a Harmony in Black and White, 1888

Two Jubilees - a Harmony in Black and White, 1888. The Pope paid a visit to Queen Victoria at the beginning of 1888. Dressed in white, he was in contrast to Her Majesty who

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Richard Owen, English zoologist, 1884. After qualifying and practising as a surgeon, Owen (1804-1892) made major contributions in the fields of anatomy and paleontology

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Water Baby being examined by Richard Owen and T. H. Huxley. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Water Baby being examined by Richard Owen and T. H. Huxley. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Water Baby being examined by Richard Owen and T.H. Huxley. Tom, a run-away chimney sweeps boy, who falls into river and becomes a Water Baby, being examined by Richard Owen (left) and T.H. Huxley

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, 1881. Huxley (1825-1895) was Inspector of Fisheries from 1881-1885. He was a prominent supporter of Darwin in the controversy that raged over his theory of

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: John Bennett Lawes, English agriculturalist, 1882. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

John Bennett Lawes, English agriculturalist, 1882. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
John Bennett Lawes, English agriculturalist, 1882. Lawes (1814-1900) began experimental farming on his estate at Rothamstead, Hertfordshire

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1881. As well as his better known work on evolution by natural selection, Darwins (1809-1882) studies covered other subjects

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1875. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1875. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Charles Darwin, English naturalist, 1875. Darwin (1809-1882) was employed as naturalist on HMS Beagle from 1831-1836. He first made his name as a geologist

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Lyon Playfair, Scottish chemist and politician, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Lyon Playfair, Scottish chemist and politician, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Lyon Playfair, Scottish chemist and politician, 1881. Playfair (1818-1898) in the chair as Deputy Speaker of the Commons during a late night session

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Fidgety Joe, 1903. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Fidgety Joe, 1903. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Fidgety Joe, 1903. The troubles of coalition government. Two parents representing the Duke of Devonshire and Arthur Balfour (centre)

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Policy Verso, 1906. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Policy Verso, 1906. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Policy Verso, 1906. A gladiator representing Free Trade triumphant in the arena, appeals to the crowd for their verdict. With the return of Liberal government in Britain in December 1905

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Evelyn Ashley (1836-1907), English author and Liberal politician, 1881

Evelyn Ashley (1836-1907), English author and Liberal politician, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Evelyn Ashley (1836-1907), English author and Liberal politician, 1881. Ashley was the son of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, poet and wit, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, poet and wit, 1881. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, poet and wit, 1881. Cartoon of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) in the Fancy Portraits series from Punch. (London, 25 June 1881)

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Alfred Austin (1835-1913), British poet, 1883. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Alfred Austin (1835-1913), British poet, 1883. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Alfred Austin (1835-1913), British poet, 1883. Cartoon from the Fancy Portraits series in Punch, London, 3 March 1883, when Austin became editor of National Review

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: William Bowman, English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist, 1884

William Bowman, English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist, 1884. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
William Bowman, English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist, 1884. Bowman (1816-1892) was born at Nantwich, Cheshire. After five years at Birmingham General Hospital

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Faust and Mephistopheles, 1888

Faust and Mephistopheles, 1888. Faust is the House of Lords and Mr Henry Labouchere MP is Mephistopheles. Labouchere was the latest in a long line of MPs to introduce a proposal to reform the House

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Hercules in the Augean Stable, 1888

Hercules in the Augean Stable, 1888. Hercules attempts to clean the Augean Stables. Recent abuses in the sport of racing had led to an enquiry being set up

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: The Not-At-All-At-Home Secretary, 1887. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

The Not-At-All-At-Home Secretary, 1887. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
The Not-At-All-At-Home Secretary, 1887. The Home Secretary on the left is attempting to involve himself in a meeting being held in Trafalgar Square

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: An Appeal from Science, 1887. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

An Appeal from Science, 1887. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
An Appeal from Science, 1887. Science holds out a hand to John Bull. Science, in the mid-Victorian period, was gaining a high profile with each new technological and medical development

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Sisters of Mersey, 1886

Sisters of Mersey, 1886. Sir E Watkin had proposed a scheme for a Channel Tunnel but this had not been accepted. This cartoon illustrates the newly constructed Mersey Tunnel that connected Liverpool

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: An Extra Liberal Dose, 1885

An Extra Liberal Dose, 1885. The Conservative, Arthur Balfour, offers a pauper a tonic that he has prepared. In the background

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: The Angel in The House; or the Result of Female Suffrage, 1884

The Angel in The House; or the Result of Female Suffrage, 1884. A lady who has taken advantage of Female Suffrage is on her feet in a manly stance in the House of Commons

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Something Wrong with the Mechanism, 1883

Something Wrong with the Mechanism, 1883. Mr George Lewis is shown attempting to prod the Public Prosecutor into action. This office was a relatively new one

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: The Model School, 1882

The Model School, 1882. A young John Bull shows Mr William Forster his model of a Board School. In Gladstones Liberal administration of 1868-74

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Rule Britannia, 1882

Rule Britannia, 1882. Britannia is not sure whether or not she has jurisdiction over the proposed Channel Tunnel. From Punch, or the London Charivari, July 15, 1882

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: My Health, 1872

My Health, 1872. A young lady with a model figure, light as a feather. She and her horse sail over a high fence. From Punch, or the London Charivari, January 13, 1872

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Barbarians at Play, 1888

Barbarians at Play, 1888. John Bull recommends that if football is to be a young mans chosen sport, then let it be the game of gentlemen. From Punch, or the London Charivari, November 3, 1888

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Experientia Docet, 1868. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne

Experientia Docet, 1868. Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
Experientia Docet, 1868. A brother rather unwillingly chaperones his sisters to the theatre. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 24, 1868

Background imageEdward Linley Sambourne Collection: Pig-stickers, Beware!, 1878

Pig-stickers, Beware!, 1878. Lord Lytton, the Viceroy of India, wearing a topee, tests the point of a spear as his horse rears



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