"Britannia with Allegorical Figures," Illustration to "Punch's Almanack"

1889
John Tenniel (English, 1820–1914), Cut by Joseph Swain (English, 1820–1909)


Dimensions

Block: 20.8 x 37.9 cm (8 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Sheet: 31 x 46 cm (12 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.3628

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; proof, touched with opaque white watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Britannia on horse with sword; crowd of allegorical figures; Mr. Punch, St. Paul’s in b.g. mock turtle and gryphon

Inscription

l.l.: "Swain Sc"; l.r.: artist's monogram with "1889"; margin: artist's notes to engraver in pencil

Signed

Signed

Provenance

Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund