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John Bull Gallery

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Choose from 102 pictures in our John Bull collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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'The Beard and Moustache Movement', 1854. Artist: George Cruikshank

'The Beard and Moustache Movement. John Bull in a Beard; or, The Advantages of Travel and Education.', 1854. John Bull, the personification of the United Kingdom in general and England in particular, is greeted with horror by his wife. In the accompanying text, Bull claims that the beard protects against toothache, coughs and colds, dust and smoke etc. His wife replies that if this were true, God would have given women beards too. From the Illustrated Family Paper.

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John Arbuthnot, Scottish physician, satirist, mathematician and polymath (1906). Artist: Unknown

John Arbuthnot, Scottish physician, satirist, mathematician and polymath (1906). Arbuthnot (1667-1735) was the inventor of the figure of John Bull. In 1702 he successfully treated Queen Anne's husband, Prince George of Denmark, at Epsom after he was taken ill. From the original painting by Charles Jervas, in the collection of the Royal College of Physicians. A print from Queen Anne, by Herbert Paul, Goupil and Co, London, 1906.

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'Why Should England Wait?', 1884

'Why Should England Wait?', 1884. John Bull, the representative of the British people, urges the Liberal Prime Minister, Gladstone, to unmuzzle the British Lion. This relates to the continuing difficulties in Egypt where a former government official from the Sudan had now taken to calling himself the Mahdi (Messiah). He was leading a revolt against Egyptian misrule in the area, but, at the same time British interests were threatened. The reference to the muzzle having been put on the Lion again relates to the Egyptian War of 1882, where, under the command of Sir Garnet Wolseley, Egypt had become a semi-official British protectorate. From Punch, or the London Charivari, February 16, 1884.

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