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Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
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Swain Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 390 pictures in our Swain 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.


The Divided Skirt, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Print

The Divided Skirt, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Divided Skirt, 1886. This cartoon shows the Liberal Prime Minister, Gladstone. Now 76 years of age, and in his third term in office, Gladstone was undoubtedly the grandee of the Commons. By now, he had been dubbed the Grand Old Man by Henry Labouchere in 1881, and this had been shorted to GOM by many. He is fitting a decidedly matronly Britannia with her first divided skirt. This relates to one of Gladstone's first Bills on regaining office early 1886. However, the Irish Home Rule Bill was deeply divisive, even though it was apparently designed to settle all outstanding matters once and for all. It did lead to the resignation from the Cabinet of the Radical, Joseph Chamberlain who cited the blow to the security of the Empire as his primary reason. From Punch, or the London Charivari, April 24, 1885

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Whitechapel, 1888. Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Print

Whitechapel, 1888. Artist: Joseph Swain

Whitechapel, 1888. The Whitechapel Murders were making headlines everywhere. The police were overstretched, particularly in such deprived areas. The only people to benefit from this were, of course, the villains. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 13, 1888. (Colorised black and white print)

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Old view of St Jamess Palace, Westminster, London, before the Great Fire of London, c1870 (1878). Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Print

Old view of St Jamess Palace, Westminster, London, before the Great Fire of London, c1870 (1878). Artist: Joseph Swain

Old view of St James's Palace, Westminster, London, before the Great Fire of London, c1870 (1878). Situated on the Mall just to the north of St James's Park, St James's Palace was commissioned by Henry VIII. It became the official London residence of the monarch in 1698, but lost that status after being damaged by fire in 1809. Today the palace remains the formal base of the Royal Court and is the residence of the Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra. From Old and New London Illustrated, Vol IV, by Edward Walford. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York, 1878]

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