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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Leech, born 1817 - died 1864 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 126, box D

Physical description

Sketch for cartoon in Punch: Benjamin Disraeli, Lord George Bentinck, the Duke of Wellington, Lord John Russell, Sir Robert Peel and Lord Brougham taking part in a sack-race, watched by Mr. Punch, Sir Frederick Trench and others.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (possibly, made)


ca. 1846 (made)


John Leech, born 1817 - died 1864 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper.


Height: 159 mm, Width: 216 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing by John Leech: Great Holiday in Mr. Punch's Park in humble imitation of Her Majesty's Fete at Osborne. Drawing for cartoon in Punch.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, and Department of Paintings, Accessions: 1948, Volume II, Henry Herbert Harrod Bequest, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1957




Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Cartoon; Race




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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