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The Pas De Deux!

  • Object:

    Wood-engraving

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sir John Tenniel, born 1820 - died 1914 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SD.1023:1

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

wood-engraving

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1878 (made)

Artist/maker

Sir John Tenniel, born 1820 - died 1914 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Signed with the monogram JT.

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm size of image, Width: 15.7 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `M. H. Spielmann; Bt Christie's, Feb. 1970, £26:5/-[shillings]'.

Historical context note

Reproduced in `Punch' 3 August 1878, p.43. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, was Prime Minister at the time of this cartoon's publication, and Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, was his Foreign Secretary. Presumably they had just returned from the Congress of Berlin, where they had together represented Britain and had been successful in forcing Russia to accept certain conditions and restrictions and in securing various gains for Britain.
For further information on the events satirised by Tenniel, see Searight Archive.

Descriptive line

Print, 'The "Pas De Deux!". Political cartoon in `Punch', 1878, by Sir John Tenniel

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Wood-engraving

Subjects depicted

Caricature; Illustrations

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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