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The Political Jack-in-a-Box "Home Rule"

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1906 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burnand, E.W. (artist)
    J. Miles & Co. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed poster on thin paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Diamond in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    E.826-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 64, box B

Physical description

Political poster with the lettering 'The Political Jack-in-a-Box "Home Rule"', in black, above a cartoon of Henry Campbell-Bannerman wearing checkered trousers and a Glengarry cap, behind a red jack-in-a-box from which springs a small figure with a clownish face, holding aloft a rough club of wood. The box has the lettering 'Pat-in-a-Box' and beneath is lettered 'C.B.- "Dear, dear, I must have been a stupid to let him out, He will be the death of me!". If you want to shut him up, vote for [space left for candidate's name] and a United Empire'. Signed on the plate 'Winnie Burnand', and stamped in purple ink with the poster prices.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1906 (printed)

Artist/maker

Burnand, E.W. (artist)
J. Miles & Co. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed poster on thin paper

Marks and inscriptions

'The Political Jack-in-a-Box "Home Rule"'

C.B.- "Dear, dear, I must have been a stupid to let him out, He will be the death of me!". If you want to shut him up, vote for ... and a United Empire

Printed and Published by J. Miles & Co. LTD 68, 70 Wardour Street, London, W.

Price, filled in with candidate's name.
250 - £2:0:0
500 - £3:0:0
1000 - £4:0:0
Stamp in purple ink

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.5 cm

Descriptive line

Political poster by E. W. Burnand entitled 'The Political Jack-in-a-Box "Home Rule"'. Great Britain, 1906.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Political; Satire; Elections; National dress; Voting; Jack; Clowns

Categories

Politics; Posters; Printed pages & sheets; Prints; Satire

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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