Punch's Fancy Portraits: A Handlist

Between 1880 and 1889, cartoonist Linley Sambourne contributed almost 200 cartoons of contemporary personalities to the London magazine Punch, in a format called "Fancy Portraits". The Handlist identifies the individuals illustrated.


1880-1884, 1885-1889


compiled by Ged Martin




[Note: The listing of these illustrations is not intended to imply that they are available for reproduction in any jurisdiction. Users of the Handlist are advised to check copyright and trademarking legislation in any country where they may wish to publish.]


On 2 October 1880, Punch published the first of a numbered series of "Fancy Portraits" which would continue until 1884. Lord Hartington, who had just become Indian Secretary in Gladstone's incoming cabinet, was the first person to be portrayed; the prime minister himself followed a week later. Within a few weeks, the series had branched out to include lesser-known politicians ─ such as Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, sometimes regarded as the prototype of Trollope's Phineas Finn, and other personalities outside public life ─ including Captain Shaw (apostrophised as "Oh, Captain Shaw" in Iolanthe), the chief of London fire brigade. Most cartoons were friendly, although aesthetes like Oscar Wilde were roughly handled: Swinburne and Burne-Jones were wrapped together in ribbons which were strewn into the words "Namby Pamby". The cartoons were also often visually witty, even if the Victorian humour of their captions has not endured equally well. Occasionally, they even provide evidence of Victorian pronunciation: the "Right Hon. Arthur Golfour", wielding his niblick, gives us a clue that Balfour was "Balfer" to contemporaries.


The artist was Linley Sambourne, who also drew for Punch's "Essence of Parliament", a weekly digest of the atmosphere of Westminster. Sambourne was a remarkable personality, almost entirely self-taught, and awesomely prolific. His Fancy Portraits had a fixed place in each issue, on the top half of a left-hand page, with a column of type on either side. Interestingly, they measure more precisely in centimetres than in inches: could it be that the quintessential voice of English distrust of all things foreign was secretly printing in metric? Cartoons were usually 9 or 10 centimetres wide and between 13 and 15 centimetres from top to bottom. Each was a line drawing, appropriate to the engraving techniques of the time. Usually the subject was sketched from top to toe, with the head and face out of proportion. Occasionally the subject's face would dominate the entire cartoon, but more often the face would be portrayed within an area no more than three centimetres square.


From a technical point of view, the Fancy Portraits have two attractions for authors and publishers. First, they are easy to reproduce through modern techniques of camera-ready copy. (As stressed above, it is of course the responsibility of anyone seeking to reproduce the cartoons to ensure compliance with current legislation in their jurisdiction regarding copyright.) Secondly, the series provides not merely unusual illustrations of well-known personalities but also pictures of lesser-known figures from the period. A major purpose of this Handlist is to make these portraits more accessible: students of the careers of Sir Charles Freake or the Duke of Buccleuch would perhaps not think of searching the files of Punch for illustrations of them. It is also worth noting that the Fancy Portraits cover a cross-section of historical personalities who collectively span a century of active life. Gladstone and Tennyson were well-known in the 1830s, John Bright, Robert Browning and the engineer James Nasmyth came to the fore in the following decade,

while Charles Darwin, Cardinal Manning, John Ruskin, W.H.Russell, Samuel Smiles and Anthony Trollope are names associated with the 1850s. The series includes three future prime ministers, Salisbury, Rosebery and Balfour, and others whose careers stretched into the twentieth century: John Morley, who resigned from the cabinet in protest against the decision to go to war in 1914, Lansdowne, who proposed a negotiated peace in 1917, Dunraven, the Unionist peer to whom fell the task of moving acceptance of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 in the House of Lords, and George V, who died in 1936.


By 1884, Sambourne seems to have been finding it hard to maintain his output, and the Fancy Portraits slipped from their earlier weekly regularity. On 21 June, Fancy Portrait no. 179 showed "The Writer who signs himself 'G' in the Fortnightly. Unusually, this was a back view ─ a portrayal which he had once previously used, and then to show the clean pair of heels displayed by the Derby winner of 1883. Back view or not, the thin frame and high wing collar of "G" was obviously intended to suggest Gladstone, and Punch probably found itself in the middle of an embarrassing row. H.S. Estcott, the editor of the Fortnightly, himself the subject of a Fancy Portrait, had received an anonymous essay entitled "England's Foreign Policy" through an unidentified intermediary who had claimed that the piece represented Gladstone's views. Estcott accordingly felt entitled to supply an attribution that hinted at the prime minister's authorship. Since the article was in fact critical of policies

endorsed by Gladstone's own cabinet, its publication seems to have created a minor sensation in the narrow world of Westminster politics. Gladstone protested forcefully to Estcott, and cannot have been pleased by the bubble in the Fancy Portrait which had him exclaiming "What larks!" Two weeks later, Fancy Portrait no. 180 showed the eminently respectable Duke of Buckingham, but that brought the main series to an end. Sambourne was probably by now engaged in work on the illustrated edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, which appeared the next year, but the embarrassment of the Gladstone cartoon may have persuaded Punch to let the series die. In subsequent years, Sambourne occasionally used the Fancy Portrait format, and in 1889 a few unnumbered cartoons even used the title "Mr Punch's Fancy Portraits". These have been included in the Handlist, even though they do not form part of the main series.


The Fancy Portraits presumably reflected both Sambourne's enthusiasms and what Punch assumed would be the interests of its readers. There are 195 portrayals in the Fancy Portraits. (In a few cases, the attribution is uncertain: these entries carry one of more question marks in the Handlist.) Of the 195, one is a horse, and the other human but with a donkey's head, represents the "Muddlevex Magistrate", symbolising a favourite Punch target, the incompetent local government of the Metropolis (still formally run through the County of Middlesex). An analysis of the 193 personalities portrayed in the series may tell us something about the perceived values of the Victorian middle classes who read Punch. Categorisation is necessarily approximate, and some of the subjects have to be counted twice over. Lord Hartington, for instance, as a cabinet minister must obviously be included among the politicians, but as heir to the Duke of Devonshire he equally belongs among the Aristocrats as well. Tennyson, on the other hand, falls into the literature category, even though he subsequently received a peerage.


The Fancy Portraits are almost all of men: only seven women were included, and five of them were foreigners. The male focus is underlined by the two largest categories, 47 politicians and 22 aristocrats. Politicians were drawn from both sides of the Liberal/Conservative divide, and included a few shocking figures, such as the atheist Charles Bradlaugh and radicals Joseph Chamberlain and Henry Labouchere. Notably absent were the Home Rulers ─ perhaps not surprising, since Punch portrayed the Irish as simian and violent, but a striking omission given that the main series of Fancy Portraits coincided with Parnell's dominance over events. Pointedly, the only partial exception was the inclusion of George Errington, an English Catholic by birth who was MP for County Longford, notionally as a Home Ruler, although one swept aside by the Parnellite capture of the movement. Errington received a baronetcy, and a Fancy Portrait, in 1883 in recognition of his services as an unofficial link between the British government and the Vatican.


Of the aristocrats, eight dukes and three ducal offspring give some indication of the continuing grip of social hierarchy in late Victorian Britain. One, Buckingham, had served as chairman of a railway company and as governor of Madras, but the rest were celebrities mainly on account of their rank. On the other hand, the 1880s showed little equivalent of the later cult of monarchy. Two members of foreign houses and one court official hardly suggest a fixation with royalty. The two British princes illustrated were both serving officers: Queen Victoria's cousin, the Duke of Cambridge, as commander-in-chief of the army, and her grandson, the future George V, as a midshipman in the Navy. The conventional wisdom that the Victorian mind swelled with pride at the thought of the Royal Navy and largely ignored the rival service is to some extent dented by the fact that only two other sailors ─ as against nine army men ─ were included.


Law, with twelve entries, was perhaps predictably at the head of the professions, but more surprising is that in age often thought of as dedicated to amateurism, the lawyers shared primacy with scientists. Engineering and the railways could claim eight entries, medicine seven, and industry and commerce six ─ although the persistence of British snobbery can be traced in the fact that Bass the brewer was included after he had received a baronetcy, and hailed as a member of the beerage. Nine cartoons were devoted to Londoners ─ Lord Mayors, fire and police chiefs included.


The emphasis on literature and the arts may partly have reflected Sambourne's own interests, but Punch readers were evidently expected to welcome twenty literary figures, eleven from the world of music, nine from the theatre and seven from the arts. Two of the five journalists (Labouchere and Alfred Austin) presumably qualified either for politics or for poetry. Among miscellaneous categories, seven cartoons portrayed philanthropists or social reformers, but only two (including one doubtful attribution) could be specifically allocated to the world of education. Three were travellers, four were sportsmen, and seven came from organised religion ─ four Anglicans, two Cardinals and "General" Booth of the Salvation Army.


It comes as no surprise to find that foreigners played a very small part in Punch's Victorian universe, and that seven of the fifteen belonged to music and the arts: continentals, after all, were gifted at that sort of thing, and so Gounod, Liszt, Rubenstein, Strauss and Wagner gained their places. More surprising is the near-invisibility of the Empire overseas. A suitably Chinese portrayal is testimony to the strength of the Gordon cult on the eve of his suicidal martyrdom in Khartoum. Lord Lansdowne's appointment as governor-general of Canada is unambiguously portrayed as exile "out in the cold". Nothing in the often suggestive background to their cartoons hinted that Hugh Childers or Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, had lived for a time in Australia, which makes its one unambiguous appearance through F.R. Spofforth, the "Demon" bowler of the 1882 tour, who was evidently already a household name even before his notable feat of taking 14 wickets for 90 against England at the Oval Test of that year.


Linley Sambourne's home life is the subject of a study by Shirley Nicholson, A Victorian Household, published in 1988 by Barrie and Jenkins. His house, at 18 Stafford Terrace in Kensington, is now a museum. (www.rbkc.gov.uk/linleysambournehouse/general/default/asp)


Using the Handlist. Entries are alphabetical by surname. (Titles of nobility are cross-referenced.) The name is followed by dates of birth and death, then by an identifying description (e.g. "cabinet minister", "judge") and the biographical source consulted. In most cases, this is the DNB (Dictionary of National Biography), in the form of the Concise volumes (Part I, to 1900, in the 1979 imprint; Part II, 1901-1950, published in 1961). Some use has been made of M. Magnusson, ed., Chambers Biographical Dictionary (5th ed., Edinburgh, 1990). Other sources are referred to in short form, with the aim of providing confirmatory information to identify each entry, on the assumption that the Handlist will be used to search for specific individuals. It is not intended to function as a biographical dictionary.



The last line of each entry gives the volume number, page and date of each Fancy Portrait and (for those in the main series from 1880 to 1884) the "PFP" number originally assigned. Standard abbreviations are used, e.g. bart. for baronet; Con. for Conservative; FRS for Fellow of the Royal Society; Lib. for Liberal; MP for member of parliament, PM for Prime Minister, RA for Royal Academician.





ABEL, Sir Frederick Augustus (1827-1902)

chemist, chief official authority on explosives, FRS                     DNB

Caption: Able Professor, and Dynamite Detector

Depicted wearing a robe covered in symbols with odd-shaped vessels in background

Vol. 85, 24 November 1883, p.251                             PFP 163


AINSWORTH, William Harrison (1805-1882)

novelist                                                                         DNB

Caption: To the greatest Axe-and-Neck-Romancer of our time, who is quite at the head of his profession, we dedicate this Block. Ad Multos Annos!

Depicted wearing Elizabethan dress with quill labelled "Romance" and axe by his side

Vol. 81, 24 September 1881, p.135                             PFP 50


AIRY, Sir George Biddell (1801-1892)

Astronomer Royal                                                        DNB

Caption: The Astronomer-Royal who deserves the gratitude of his country for having "corrected the atmospheric chromatic dispersion".

Depicted atop an observatory dome

Vol. 84, 5 May 1883, p.214                                         PFP 134


ALBANI, Dame Marie Louise Cécile Emma 

(1852-1930) singer                                          DNB

Caption: "A Thing of Beauty is a Gye for Ever"

Depicted as a bird standing on Covent Garden

Vol. 81, 17 September 1881, p.130                             PFP 49



artist                             American Who was Who

Caption:  "The American Evening Star

Miss Anderson, by Jove!

Jaundiced critics may frown on you,

But you're the Lovely Statue.

Miss Anderson, by Jove!"

Depicted in Grecian costume with fairy wand

Vol. 85, 29 December 1883, p.310                                          PFP 168


ARNOLD, Matthew (1822-1888)

poet and critic                                                   DNB

Caption: Admit that Homer sometimes nods, that Poets do write trash,

Our Bard has written "Balder Dead", and also Balder-Dash.

Depicted in Roman toga and laurel wreath playing the lyre. Bottle of "Sweet and Light" in background and a snake labelled "Philistinism"

Vol. 81, 26 November 1881, p.250                             PFP 59


ASHLEY, Hon. Evelyn (1836-1907)

author, MP                                                                   DNB

Caption: First Class Chairman of Railway Rates and Fares Committee. Mem. from Evelyn's Diary "The Mark Lane Express ought to slacken speed on Sir Watkin's line."

Depicted as a child studying alphabet or ABC Railway Guide

Vol. 80, 9 April 1881, p.166                            PFP 26


AUSTIN, Alfred (1853-1913)

editor of National Review, later poet laureate    DNB

Caption: "Holding his National Review

Limpid no more I rush to court assoil,

Proud of the stains of decorating toil,

Soul soaring upwards far above my "leaders""

I cry "No Programme!" ─ and I get no readers."

Depicted as a figure on Pegasus carrying a banner of The Standard

Vol. 84, 3 March 1883, p.107                          PFP 125


AUSTRIA, Empress of             see ELIZABETH of Bavaria


BALFOUR, Arthur James (1848-1930)

Chief Secretary for Ireland, later (1902-5) Prime Minister DNB

Caption: Right Hon. Arthur Golfour, M.P.

As Irish Secretary known to fame,

Golfour, links-eyed, pursues his 

Favourite game.

Depicted playing golf

Vol. 96, 18 May 1889, p.243   (Mr Punch's Fancy Portraits, not numbered)


BALLANTINE, William (1812-1887)

Sergeant-at-law                                                DNB

Caption: The Dashing White Sergeant

"And I will be your ─ Ballantine" (Feb.14)

Depicted in uniform wearing a monocle; female figure in background

Vol. 82, 11 February 1882, p.71                                  PFP 70


BARFF, Professor

Chemist                        Palmer's Index to The Times  

Caption: "Member for Boro-Glyceride. Our Preserver!"

Depicted contemplating on a container of Boro Glycerine with another container labelled Preserver containing fish, fowl, flesh etc.

Vol. 82, 20 May 1882, p.239                           PFP 84


BARNUM, Phineas T. (1819-1891)

American showman and impresario                   Pears Cyclopaedia

Caption: "Biggest Showman in the World; Bar-None"

Depicted with elfin ears, smoking, with a label "Mighty Dollar", leaning on a cranium with numbered com­partments, one labelled "Credulity" and the bust labelled "Human Nature"

Vol. 86, 9 February 1884, p.62                        PFP 173


BARTLETT, Sir Ellis Ashmead (1849-1902)

politician, Con MP for Eye                                            DNB

Caption: An Inquisitive Button-Holder who represents himself; in fact, a specimen of "Hook and Eye".

Depicted with his head in a feather in the shape of a hook with an eye underneath

Vol. 85, 18 August 1882, p.82                         PFP 149


BASS, Sir Michael Arthur (1837-1909)

brewer, created baronet 1882, MP                                           DNB

Caption: A New Beeronet, whose father refused a Beerage! Motto ─ "Bass is the trade that pays"

Depicted on horseback with shield labelled "Bass & Co, Pale Ale"

Vol. 82, 24 June 1882, p.298                                       PFP 89


BAZALGETTE, Sir Joseph William C.B. (1819-1891)

civil engineer, metropolitan drainage system       DNB

Caption: He is great at Drainage, and was made a Companion of the Bath.

Depicted as a nautical figure at end of drainpipe out of the Thames Embankment

Vol. 85, 1 December 1883, p.262                                PFP 164


BEAUFORT, 8th Duke of                    see SOMERSET, Henry Charles Fitzroy


BEDFORD, 9th Duke of                      see RUSSELL, Francis Charles Hastings


BENEDICT, Sir Julius (1804-1885)

musician                                                                       DNB

Caption: "Benedictus! Why Benedictus? ... He can woo in Festival Terms"

Depicted leaning on railing with musical notations; telegraph wires in background also have musical notations

Vol. 83, 26 August 1882, p.94                                     PFP 98


BENSON, Edward White (1829-1896)

Archbishop of Canterbury; first bishop of Truro DNB

Caption: "The new Archbishop. He said "Nolo Episcopari"; but they named the piece in which he was to take a principal part, and it was ─ "To oblige Benson""

Depicted as a flower in a mitre with the Truro mitre, a flower pot  labelled "Wellington College" and books at his feet

Vol. 84, 6 January 1883, p.10                          PFP 117


BERESFORD, Lord Charles William de la Poer (1846-1919)

admiral and politician                                                    DNB

Caption: "Here and there, although at Sea,

Quite at Home out Yonder,

Silencing the Enemee,

Pop goes the Condor!"

Depicted as a sailor on small boat labelled Condor with cannon, gun and shells on deck

Vol. 83, 5 August 1882, p.58                                       PFP 95


BERESFORD, John Henry de la Poer, 5th Marquess of Waterford (1844-1895)

MP, KP                                                                       Complete Peerage

Caption: And did you never hear of a jolly young Waterford?

Ask at the Carlton, and then you will know;

A thorough good sportsman ─ he can time and thought afford

As judge of the horses at Islington Show.

Depicted as a rider surrounded by sporting symbols; poster in back­ground labelled "Horse Show" ---tural.

Vol. 80, 11 June 1881, p.265                           PFP 35


BERNHARDT, Sarah (1845-1923)

actress                                                              Who was Who

Caption: "The Transit of the Constellation Sara"

Description: head of actress in a ring labelled "Wedding Ring" with Cupid suspended  

Vol. 82, 15 April 1882, p.178              PFP 79


BLACK, William (1841-1898)

novelist                                                             DNB

Caption: "Black" Art

Depicted driving a Phaeton loaded with his novels

Vol. 80, 26 March 1881, p.142                        PFP 24


BLACKWOOD, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple

1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, (1826-1902)

diplomatist and administrator                                         DNB

Caption: "Again he urges on his wild career ─ to Turkey"

Depicted in Turkish costume

Vol. 80, 21 May 1881, p.238                           PFP 32


BOEHM, Joseph Edgar (1834-1890)

sculptor, RA                                         DNB

Caption: "The Horse and his Master"; or, the recently elected sculptor on his new R A bian steed

Depicted riding a toy horse, doffing his hat

Vol. 82, 18 February 1882, p.82                      PFP 71


BOOTH, William "General" (1829-1912)

founder of Salvation Army                    DNB

Caption: His Own Trumpeter

Depicted flying through the sky blowing a trumpet with a hymn book tied to his belt

Vol. 85, 27 October 1883, p.202                     PFP 159


BORTHWICK, Sir Algernon (1830-1908)  

MP, proprietor of"Morning Post"                                  DNB

Caption: "Here we go Up, Up, Up!

A penny goes down, down, down, O!"

Depicted as large bird with a smaller bird flying on him. Other props include Morning Post, a Two Pence and One Penny piece, a stuffed owl in a glass case and a military figure "Empéreur"

Vol. 82, 7 January 1882, p.10              PFP 65


BOWMAN, Sir William (1816-1892)

ophthalmic surgeon, FRS                                              DNB

Caption: "The Pupil of the Eye"

Depicted as the pupil in an eye

Vol. 86, 12 January 1884, p.22                        PFP 170




BRADDON, Mary Elizabeth (1837-1915)

novelist                                                                                     DNB

Caption: "Just as I Am"

Depicted holding a mask labelled SENSA...                 

Vol. 80, 5 March 1881, p.106              PFP 21


BRADLAUGH, Charles (1833-1891)

freethought advocate and politician                    DNB

Caption: "The Northampton Cherub"

Depicted as a bat flying over Northampton

Vol. 81, 10 September 1881, p.118                 PFP 48


BRADLEY, Rev George Granville (1821-1903)

Dean of Westminster and schoolmaster                         DNB

Caption: "Bless Thee! Thou art translated!"

Depicted with wings flying above a church with mortar board on spire

Vol. 81, 1 October 1881, p.154                       PFP 51


BRASSEY, Thomas (1836-1918)

Lib MP, sailed round world in his yacht Sunbeam                      DNB

Caption: "Who went round the world on a sunbeam"

Depicted as a sailor on a sunbeam

Vol. 80, 18 June 1881, p.286                                       PFP 36


BRASSEY, Thomas (?as above)

Caption: "The Sandwich Man"

"Will he be the only one left to shake hands with himself and say to himself "Em-Brassez Moi"?

Depicted with a sandwich board saying"Royal Commission/ Till further notice/ Done on both sides/ Interpretation My Turn Next"

Vol. 79. 16 October 1880, p.178                     PFP 3


BRIGHT, John (1811-1889)

orator and statesman                                                     DNB

Caption: "Right Hon. John Bright, M.P." ─ as the dramatic author who tries to see his way to a successful Irish Peace without a Plot, and with "no great proper­ ties"

Depicted seated, writing with a quill pen

Vol. 79, 27 November 1880, p.250                 PFP 9


BROWNING, Robert (1812-1899)

poet                                                                                         DNB

Caption: "The Ring and Book-Maker from Red Cotton Night-Cap Country".

Depicted in nightcap with book and pencil and man holding "Pegasus" behind him

Vol. 83, 22 July 1882, p.34                              PFP 93


BUCCLEUCH, 5th Duke of     see       SCOTT, Walter Francis


BUCKINGHAM, 3rd Duke of             see GRENVILLE, Richard Plantagenet


BURNABY, Frederick Gustavus (1842-1885)

cavalry officer, traveller, linguist, pioneer balloonist, rode to Khiva, 1875 DNB

Caption: "Our Khivan Colonel, with the Pluck of a classic Horatius Cockles, ought to be member for Air-Shire"

Depicted as a balloon, smok­ing            

(Memorial poem in Punch, lxxxviii, 31 Jan 1885, p.49)

Vol. 82, 1 April 1882, p.154                                        PFP 77


BURNE-JONES, Sir Edward Coley (1833-1898)

painter DNB

Caption: Flowers of "Culture"; [or, a Swinburne-Jones cutting]

Depiction:  two heads emerging from hyacinth flowers labelled "Namby Pamby"

Vol. 80, 15 January 1881, p.22                        PFP 14


BURNHAM‚, Lord                  see LEVY-LAWSON, Harry Lawson Webber


BURTON, Sir Richard Francis (1821-1890)

explorer                                                                                                DNB

Caption: "Our Un-Commercial Traveller"

Depicted in Turkish dress with two figures in background labelled 

"Baedeker" and "Murray's Guide"; a bubble says "A bit ahead of us my boy".

Vol. 82, 13 May 1882, p.226                           PFP 83


BYRON, Henry James (1834-1884)

dramatist                                                                                              DNB

Caption: The pre-eminently successful dramatist, Junior Member of the Interna­tional Literary Association, whose pieces, which have helped many managers to get on swimmingly, should always be alluded to by them as "Our Buoys"

Depicted in front of Theatre Royal entrance with little figures "Our Boys" and "Rogers, Clarke, Marie Wilton"

Vol. 81, 3 December 1881, p.262                    PFP 60


CAMBRIDGE, 2nd Duke of HRH       see GEORGE William Frederick Charles


CARLINGFORD, Lord                       see FORTESCUE, Chichester Samuel Parkinson


CARVER, Alfred James (1826-1909)  [identification not certain]

Master of Dulwich College                                DNB

Caption: "Evidently appropriate to the Festive Season"

Depicted carving a cow on which he is sitting, labelled "Saddle Mutton"

Vol. 81, 31 December 1881, p.310                              PFP 64


CAVENDISH, Spencer Compton (1833-1908)          

Marquess of Hartington, statesman                                DNB

Caption: "The Hartington" - our new moder­ator

Depicted as a lamp with sidelights labelled WHIG and ADVANCED LIBERAL

Vol. 79, 2 October 1880, p.146                                   PFP 1


CECIL, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903)

resigned from cabinet in protest against 1867 Reform bill; later PM                    DNB

Caption: "As Corry O'Lanus begging the suffrages of the Citizens"

"I will, sir, flatter my sworn brother, the people, to earn a dearer estimation of them." ..."I will counterfeit the bewitchment of some popular man, and give it bountifully to the desirers."

Depicted as a Shakespearean actor with audience. Hat, stick and bottle of Whisky are props.

Vol. 82, 29 April 1882, p.202                         PFP 81


CHAMBERLAIN, Rt. Hon. Joseph (1836-1914)

statesman                                                                     DNB

Caption: "Poll and Partner Joe"

Depicted in Beefeater cos­tume and top hat, surrounded by nuts and bolts; picture of girl in background carrying a pitcher labelled CAUCUS with BIRMINGHAM around her skirt

Vol. 85, 20 October 1883, p.190                     PFP 158


CHILDERS, Hugh Culling Eardley (1827-1896)

statesman, secretary of state for war                  DNB

Caption: "In the costume of Mars, as he ought to have appeared (by kind permission of the Lord Chamberlain) in the Royal Review, Nov. 18th"

Depicted as the figure of Mars with shield labelled WAR OFFICE

Vol. 83, 25 November 1882, p.250                                         PFP 111


CHITTY, Sir Joseph William (1828-1899)

judge                                                                            DNB

Caption: "Joe Chitty!" Fortune favours Pluck

A Stroke of Genius, and a stroke of luck!

In boat, at Bar, on Bench, you are and were

By all acknowledged "Fairest of the Fair".

Depicted as a judge's head, wig labelled UMPIRE, sailing with barrels and chimney stack in background

Vol. 84, 17 March 1883, p.130                                                PFP 127


CHURCHILL, Lord Randolph (1849-1894)

statesman                                                                                 DNB

Caption: Lord Randolph Churchill

There is a midge at Westminster,

A Gnatty little thing,

It bites at night this mighty mite,

But no one fells its sting.

Its noise persistent, shrill ─ so, some 

say there's no sting, but "tis all "Hum".

Depicted as a flying insect
Vol. 81, 3 September 1881, p.99                                             PFP 47

see also Wolff (1 June 1889)


CLARKE, (Sir) Dr Andrew

physician to Gladstone DNB

Caption: "There was a sharp Doctor, and what do you think?

His simple prescription was "Wittles and drink".

"Wittles and Drink ─ most important is diet ─

And mind, Grand Old Man, you must keep Yourself quiet".

Depicted in toga and laurel wreath with a scroll in his hands

Vol. 84, 20 January 1883, p.34                                                PFP 119


CLARKE, Edward George (1841-1931)

Q.C.,  MP                                McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book

Caption: The Bitter Cry of the Parliamen­tary Clarke

"He leaves me out here in the cold;

By Jingo, it's going too far.

Gives nothing! Oh, yes, a nice old

Sort of Liberal Party you are!"

Vol. 89, 1 August 1885, p.58 ─ not a Fancy Portrait but in similar style)


COCKBURN, Sir Alexander James Edmund (1802-1880)

lord chief-justice                                                           DNB

Caption: "Lex Tally-Ho-Nis;" or, the Lord Chief Justice on his hobby in the 19th century

Depicted as a judge riding on his toy horse labelled "XIX Century"

Vol. 79, 6 November 1880, p.214                                           PFP 6


COLERIDGE, Sir John Duke (1820-1894)

1st baron Coleridge, lord chief justice             DNB

Caption: As he may re-appear on his return from the States

Depicted as a Yankee with Stars and Stripes on his waistcoat and smoking a cigar

Vol. 85, 1 September 1883, p.107                 PFP 151


COLLINS, (William) Wilkie (1824-1899)

novelist                                                                         DNB

Caption: As the Man in white doing Ink-and-Penance for having written the"Black Robe"

Depicted in a nightdress bearing Roman candle; background includes 

Moonstone; Man & Wife

Vol. 82, 14 January 1882, p.22                      PFP 66


COSTA, Sir Michael (1810-1884)

conductor                                                                     DNB

Caption: "Our Lightning Conductor"

Depicted conducting with limbs like fork lightning and rays of light around his head

Vol. 82, 3 June 1882, p.262                          PFP 86


CURRIE, Sir Donald (1825-1909)

founder of Union Castle Steamship Company, MP                                DNB

Caption: In consequence of the distinguished services of the Grantully Castle as a transport of the military, or a transport of Joy (with the Premier in it), his fit and proper title should have been "Sir Donald Fetch-and-Currie"

Depicted as ship's figurehead Grantully Castle, with troops boarding

Vol. 82, 22 April 1882, p.190                                    PFP 80


DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882)

naturalist, LL.D., FRS,                                      DNB

Caption: In his"Descent of man" he brought his own species down as low as possible ─ i.e., to"A Hairy Quadruped furnished with a tail and pointed ears, and probably Arboreal in his habits" ─ which is a reason for the very general interest in a"Family Tree". He has lately been turning his attention to the"Politic Worm".

Depicted sitting with a large worm with book entitled"Diet of Worms".

Vol. 81, 22 October 1881, p.190                                 PFP 54


DAY, Sir John Charles Frederic Sigismund 

(1826-1908)                judge DNB

Caption: "O Happy Day!" Mr John Charles Day, Q.C., appointed to the vacant judgeship in Queen's Bench Division. The next step will be to turn

DAY into KNIGHT, and may it be very long before the Break of Day! If Mr Baron Martin had not retired, how polished the Bench would have been with Day and Martin on it!

Depicted as a judge playing the cymbals

Vol. 82, 17 June 1882, p.286                           PFP 88


de LESSEPS, Vicomte Ferdinand (1805-1894)

engineer, builder of Suez Canal Pears Cyclopaedia

Caption: "His Excellency Don Ferdinando

Can"t very well do more than he can do"

Depicted as a frog, with hat in which is stuck a ticket"Pouvoi[r] 

Exclusiv[e]". There is a smiling bull in the background.

Vol. 85, 11 August 1883, p.70                       PFP 148


de WORMS, Henry (1840-1903)

Baron Pirbright, politician, FRS                         DNB

Caption: "Baron Henry de"Worms", Bait for"Bait"; or, the right man in the right place".

Depicted under the sea with fish with the lower body as a worm wearing a crown.

Vol. 79, 23 October 1880, p.190                              PFP 4


DOUGLAS-HAMILTON,  William Alexander Louis Stephen,

12th Duke of Hamilton (1845-1895)                             Complete Peerage

Caption: "I'm Monarch of all I survey,

My Right there is none to dis­pute ─

Though that isn"t quite what they say

In the parts about Arran & Bute."

Depicted in kilt, playing bagpipes standing on the Isle of Arran. 

"Callerherrin" is the label on a fish at the coast.

Vol. 81, 15 October 1881, p.179                              PFP 53

DRURY-LOWE, Sir Drury Curzon (1830-1908)

lieutenant-general                                              DNB

Caption: "General of Division, illustrat­ing a household receipt for'spoiling the Egyptian", by a Steel Cut".

Depicted as a military figure with sword slicing a hippopotamus labelled EGYPT in two

Vol. 83, 21 October 1882, p.190                     PFP 106


DUFF, Sir Robert William (1835-1895)

Junior Lord of the Treasury                                           DNB

Caption: "The Junior-est Lord of the Treasuree"

Depicted in court dress reading a speech'signed by order W.E. Gladstone" standing on a book entitled"Antiquities of the Shires of Aberdeen-Banff" from the'spalding Club".

Vol. 83, 30 September 1882, p.154                           PFP 103


DUFFERIN, 1st Marquess of

see       Blackwood, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple


DUNRAVEN, 4th Earl of

see       Quin, Windham Thomas Wyndham


EIFFEL, Alexandre Gustave (1832-1923)

engineer                                                            Pears Cyclopaedia

Caption: "Our artist's latest tour de force."

Depicted as the Eiffel Tower

Vol. 96, 29 June 1889, p.324 (Mr. Punch's Fancy Portraits, not numbered)


ELIZABETH of Bavaria, Empress of Austria (1837-1898)

Chamber's Biographical Dictionary

Caption: We welcome her Majesty to Eng­land, while a plaintive voice is heard in the distance, singing"Come back to Erin, Mavourneen, Mavourneen"

Depicted on horseback, riding side-saddle

Vol. 80, 12 March 1881, p.118                     PFP 22


ELLIS, Sir John Whittaker (1829-1912)

MP, Lord Mayor of London, 1881-2               Who was Who

Caption: "The New Lord Mayor or, Ellis in Wonderland"

Depicted wearing a Mason's apron with giant turtle on his back

Vol. 81, 12 November 1881, p.226                 PFP 57


ERRINGTON, Sir George (1839-1920)MP for Longford, created Baronet for 

services rendered at Rome Who was Who

Caption: The Uncommercial Traveller

Depicted lounging in a boat cabin reading"Gionale" with trunk labelled 


Vol. 85, 7 July 1883, p.10                             PFP 143


ESTCOTT, H.S. (1844-1924)

journalist; editor of Fortnightly Review 

Wellesley's Index to Victorian Periodicals

Caption: "A man of the world, recently yet"for-Morley" appointed to the Generalissimo­ship of the Fortnightly Review Forces!"

Depicted reclining in arm­chair reading with quill labelled KOSMOS in hand. Other similar figure standing in window in background.

Vol. 83, 16 September 1882, p.130               PFP 101


FARQUHARSON, Lt. Col. James Ross, 13th of Invercauld (1834-1888)

lieutenant colonel of Scots Fusiliers Guards

Caption: "My foot's upon my native heath ─ my name, McMasher!" Rob Roy

Depicted in Highland dress and top hat.

Vol. 84, 10 February 1883, p.70                               PFP 122


FAWCETT, Henry (1833-1884)

statesman                                                         DNB

Caption: "A politician of a certain stamp, and President of the Republic of Letters at St Martin-le-Grand's"

Depicted as a blind angler (on'savings Bank")

Vol. 81, 5 November 1881, p.214                             PFP 56


FIELD, William Ventris (1813-1907)

judge                                                    DNB

Caption: ""Number One" ─ Mr Justice Field: This Court is Number Two, but I am not. I am Number One." Law Report - Morning Post - Feb 27. Bravo, Your Lordship! may you long remain so, and be a"Fair Field and no Favour."

Depicted as a judge dancing.

Vol. 84, 10 March 1883, p.118                                 PFP 126



see Petty-Fitzmaurice, Edmund George


FORBES, James Staats (1823-1904)

railway manager and art connoisseur     DNB

Caption: "Keep your eye on your Chairman, and your Chairman will pull you through." Toole's Trite Sayings

Depicted as half-man half-fish driving two sea serpents labelled CALAIS-DOUVRES and INVICTA with a trident in hand with a scroll on it saying CHANNEL TUNNEL SCHEME

Vol. 84, 17 February 1883, p.73                               PFP 123


FORTESCUE, Chichester Samuel Parkinson 

(1823-1898)                statesman DNB

Caption: Who takes the Duke of Argyle's Post. Fiat Justitia, ruat Privy Coelum!

Depicted in uniform, with a bubble saying"Bless the Duke of Argyll"

Vol. 80, 23 April 1881, p.190                          PFP 28


FOWLER, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Nicholas

Lord Mayor of London, 1883               Whitaker, 1884

Caption: Triumphal entry, and Alderman Hadley upset

Depicted pedalling the Lord Mayor's carriage having knocked down a figure on the road.         

Vol. 85, 17 November 1883, p.238                           PFP 162


FREAKE, Sir Charles James (1814-1884)

cr. Baronet 1882"of Cromwell House, Kensington"       Burke's Peerage

Caption: "A Freake of Fortune"

"There was the weight that pulled me up, O Cromwell Road!"

Depicted seated on a ladder with trowel in hand."The Bricklayer's Arms" on chimney pot and"Royal College of Music" on box at his shoulder.
Vol. 83, 15 July 1882, p.22                              PFP 92


FROUDE, James Anthony (1818-1894)

historian, literary executor of Thomas Carlyle     DNB

Caption: Carlyle's Speaking Likeness (grimly) -

"After my death I wish no other Herald

no other Speaker of my living Actions,

To keep mine Honour from Corruption,

But such an Honest Chronicler as ─ Froude".

Depicted as an artist drawing a portrait of Carlyle labelled"AS BLACK AS MY HAT"

Vol. 83, 30 December 1882, p.302                  PFP 116


GAMBETTA, Léon M. (1838-1882)

French statesman, Premier 1881.                      Pears Cyclopaedia

Caption: Léon (or Napo-) Léon Gambetta?"That is the question"

Depicted in a Napoleon-like stance surrounded by little figures la­belled"Commune","République","Frem­cine","La Lanter","Rochefort" and Napoleon standing on"Code Napoléon"

Vol. 79, 1 January 1881, p.302                                  PFP 13


GEORGE William Frederick Charles, HRH,

2nd Duke of Cambridge, (1819-1904)               DNB

field marshal and commander in chief of the army

Caption: "Extra Knight of the Thistle"

Depicted on statue of horse on pedestal labelled"Horse Guards"

Vol. 81, 29 October 1881, p.202                                 PFP 55


(GEORGE V,) Prince George of Wales,

(1865-1936)    DNB

Caption: But in spite of all temptations

To a lot of occupations

He became a midshipman

Depicted dancing a sailor's hornpipe

Vol. 84, 23 June 1883, p.298                           PFP 141


GILBERT, Sir John, (1817-1897)

RA, historical painter                            DNB

Caption: In him those wholly antique hours are seen,

To art an ornament, himself, and true,

Leaving to crazy limners pale sage green

To clothe limp lanky forms of sickly hue.

But him as for a map doth nature store,

To show false art true chivalry of yore.

Depicted dressed in suit of armour with paint brush in hand

Vol. 82, 28 January 1882, p.46                                  PFP 68


GILBERT, Sir William Schwenck (1836-1911)

dramatist                                                                      DNB

Caption: But in spite of all temptations

To Translations and sensations,

He remains ─  A Sorcerer Young Man,

A Pinafore Pirates Man,

A brilliant what I call quite idi-yacht-ical

Ballady Bab Young Man

Depicted as a seaman labelled"The Chloris"

Vol. 81, 6 August 1881, p.58                                     PFP 43


GINSBERG, Detective, see SHAPIRA


GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898)

statesman and author                            DNB

Caption: "The Pet of the Barley"

Depicted as a kilted figure dancing the Highland Fling after the removal of the Malt Tax

Vol. 79, 9 October 1880, p.166                                PFP 2


?‚"G" [Gladstone, William Ewart]

Caption: "The Writer who signs himself"G" in the Fortnightly"

Depicted with his back to us, writing at a table wearing top hat and 

tails, with bubble saying"What Larks!"

Vol. 86, 21 June 1884, p.298                        PFP 179

Note: In June 1884, the Fortnightly Review published (705-11) an article,"England's Foreign Policy", signed"G". Estcott, the editor, claimed he had been assured the article represented Gladstone's views. The signature was clearly intended to hint at the PM's involvement, and by 17 June Gladstone had protested to Estcott. This incident may have brought the Fancy Portraits to an end.


GORDON, General Charles George (1833-1885) 


Caption: "Brilliant illumination from the Chinese (Gordon) Lantern".

Depicted as a Chinese lan­tern, flanked by two Chinese figures 

Vol. 86, 19 January 1884, p.34                                              PFP 171


GORST, Sir John Eldon (1835-1916)

lawyer and politician, mamber of"Fourth Party" DNBCaption: On the Fourth Party"Quorum pars Magna FuI' - but it needs no"Gorst" to tell us that

Depicted as a dog/sheep(?) on a desk labelled IV IV IV

Vol. 85, 22 September 1883, p. 142                          PFP 154


GOSCHEN, George Joachim, 1st Viscount Goschen (1831-1907)

statesman                                                                     DNB

Caption: This is a Jokem Goschen picture of a wise man from the East, at present ascertaining which way the wind blows.

Depicted as a bird on a perch with Conservatives and Liberals in the balance

Vol. 81, 13 August 1881, p.71                                   PFP 44


GOSSETT, Sir Ralph Allen (d.1885)

captain; Sergeant-at-Arms (House of Commons official) for 50 years

Caption: Sergeant-at-Arms representing'superior Force"

Depicted in armour with mace in background

Vol. 80, 26 February 1881, p.94                               PFP 20

Note: Gossett was Sergeant-at-Arms for 50 years, 1835-85 and a favourite Punch char­acter. In memoriam poem 5 December 1885, Vol. 89, p.275


GOUNOD, Charles Francois (1818-1893)

French composer inc. Faust in 1859      Cham­bers Biographical Dictionary

Caption: "The Popular Composer of Faust 

"Chacun à son Gounod"

Depicted as a figure of Faust looking in mirror; scroll of paper labelled REDEMPTION at side

Vol. 83, 4 November 1882, p.215                             PFP 108


GRAHAM, Major General Sir Gerald (1831-1899)

R.E., V.C., K.C.B.                                           DNB

Caption: "Our T "otherest General"

Depicted as a military figure in action, dead horse in background

Vol. 86, 22 March 1884, p.142                                 PFP 177


GRAHAM, Peter (1836-1921)

Landscape painter; RA                         Dictionary of Victorian Landscape Painters

Caption: ""Tis true, "tis Peter, "tis Peter, And Peter "tis, "tis true"  Hamlet

See the Elect! The new R.A.

Provision this for"A Rainy Day";

Known as"Wee Peter" he was before

"Laugh Peter" now,"Wee(p) Peter" no more!

Depicted behind artist 's palette and"Imperial Pint" with a little figure"Midget" on one side and a mouse"Wee bit body" on the other and'scottish Mist" in the background

Vol. 81, 17 December 1881, p.287                           PFP 62


GRENVILLE, Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, G.C.S.I. (1823-1889) DNB

Caption: "My Liege, the Duke of Bucking­ham, is Taken"

Depicted as figure in loud check suit with floral hat with scroll, saluting policeman in background, and hut with indistinct label.

Vol. 87, 12 July 1884, p.14                                          PFP 180


GUEST, Montagu (1839-1909)

DL Dorset; JP London and Dorset                    Who was Who

Caption: "Count of Monty Guesto, M.P."

Depicted seated, wearing smoking jacket, studying Notes & Queries and Questions

Vol. 80, 28 May 1881, p.250                                       PFP 33


GULL, Sir William Withey, Bart. (1815-1890)

physician                                                          DNB

Caption: "The clever bird who added a Prince of Wales's Feather to his Plumage"

Depicted as a gull landing on a pile of prescriptions

Vol. 82, 25 February 1882, p.94                               PFP 72


HAMILTON, 12th Duke of,

see Douglas-Hamil­ton, William Alexander Louis Stephen


HARCOURT, Sir William C.G. Vernon (1827-1904)

statesman; introduced Ground Game Act                                  DNB

Caption:'sir William Vernon Harecaught" ─ "after settling a very old offender, he has his eye on the juveniles"

Depicted as a hound with a dead hare

Vol. 79, 20 November 1880, p.230                           PFP 8


HARCOURT, Sir William V. (as above)
see  Hogg, Sir James McGarel

Vol. 86, 26 April 1884, p.202                                    PFP 178


HARTINGTON, Marquess of,

see  Cavendish, Spencer Compton


HAWKINS, Sir Henry (1817-1907)

judge (nick-named"Hanging Hawkins)                           DNB

Caption: "The adviser of the Police, and the master of the Hard Sentences. He was recently down on the Threatening-Royalty-Letter-Writer"Like a Bird!"

Depicted as a bird wearing bowler hat with talons stuck in mail bag

Vol. 83, 2 December 1882, p.254                             PFP 112


HENDERSON, Sir Edmund Yeamans Walcott (1821-1896)

Colonel, Chief Commissioner, Metropolitan Police, 1869-86     DNB

Caption: Solo Air -"The little wee dog"

Oh where and oh where is the little Burglar?

Oh where on earth can he be?

With his hair cropped short, who is all night long

Committing some bur-gla-ree.

Depicted at head of a line of policemen

Vol. 80, 19 February 1881, p.82                               PFP 19


HERKOMER, Sir Hubert Von (1849-1914)

painter, RA                                           DNB

Caption: The Artistic Mr. Barlow teaching the Young Idea how to draw

Depicted as a stern figure with a bisom labelled"Made by myself". In the background are people in the CLOISTERS with a set of rules displayed

Vol. 85, 15 December 1883, p.286                           PFP 166


HOGG, Sir James Macnaghten McGarel (1823-1890)

(with  Harcourt, Sir William Vernon)

Chairman Metropolitan Board of Works                                   DNB

Caption: "The Sir James M"Garel Hedge-Hogg worried by the Vernon-Harcourt Terrier"

Hogg is depicted as a hedge­hog and Harcourt as a terrier at a table labelled"Metropolitan Board of Works" with a pick and trowel in the foreground

Vol. 86, 26 April 1884, p.202                                    PFP 178


HOLKER, Sir John (1828-1882)

lord justice                                                                                DNB

Caption: "Jack with my Familiars, John with my brothers and sis­ters,

And Sir John with all Europe" / "Good Sir John, how like you ─!"

Depicted seated with pipe surrounded by items with"Jack" in the name, e.g."Jack Tar","The House that Jack built"

Vol. 81, 24 December 1881, p.298                           PFP 63


HOLL, Francis Montague (1845-1888)

painter                                                                          DNB

Caption: "Holl-o, Boys, Holl-o! Here's Another R.A.!" (Elected Thursday, 29 March)

Depicted as a bird with the wings making the letters R A; plus a wreath of holly on his head standing on a rock-perch labelled L S D  
Vol. 84, 7 April 1883, p.166                          PFP 130


HOWARD,Cardinal Edward Henry (1829-1892)                              DNB

Caption: The Ex-Lifeguardsman, whom Prince Bismarck didn"t feel strong enough to meet

Depicted in Cardinal's robes and trimmings looking at a picture of his younger self

Vol. 85, 15 September 1883, p.130                           PFP 153


HUDDLESTONE, Sir John Walter (1815-1890)

last baron of the Exchequer, 1875                                             DNB

Caption: "One of the last of the Barons"

Depicted in armour

Vol. 82, 8 April 1882, p.159                          PFP 78


HUXLEY, Thomas Henry (1825-1895)

scientist, agnostic                      DNB

Caption: Professor of natural History, Naturalist, Inspector of Fisheries, etc.

"There is more in heaven and earth, O ratio, than is dreamt of in your philosophy" (so perhaps he"ll find it in the rivers).

Depicted in oil-skins with fish

Vol. 80, 19 March 1881, p.130                                 PFP 23


INGHAM, Sir James Taylor (1805-1890)

police magistrate                                                                       DNB

Caption: The Eagle beak of Bow Street

Depicted as an eagle on a perch labelled THE ___NCH

Vol. 84, 12 May 1883, p.226                                    PFP 135                                                                     

IRVING, Sir Henry (1838-1905)

actor; appeared as Romeo in 1882                                           DNB

Caption: "Romeo! Romeo! Wherefore art THOU Romeo!"

Depicted as Romeo at balcony of Juliet

Vol. 82, 18 March 1882, p.130                                 PFP 75


JAMES, Sir Henry, Q.C. (1828-1911)

lawyer and politician, Attorney General                                     DNB

Caption: "CORRUPT PRACTICES" In his famous character of the Bribery-Bird Catcher

Depicted as a bird catcher; foreshadows Corrupt Practices legislation, 1883

Vol. 82, 21 January 1882, p.34                                  PFP 67


JONES, Thomas Heron, 7th Viscount Ranelagh and Baron Jones of Navan (1812-1885)

promoter of Volunteer movement in England     Complete Peerage

Caption: The Victorious Volunteer

Depicted as a sculpted figure in uniform flanked by cherub-like figures

Vol. 84, 24 March 1883, p.142                                 PFP 128


KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, Edward Hugessen (1829-1893)

1st Baron Brabourne 1880, Liberal politician, writer of children's stories            DNB

Caption: "The Fairy Changeling"

Depicted as figure blowing bubbles labelled"Queer Folk","Whispers from Fairyland","Moon Shine","Crackers for Christmas","Tales at Tea-Time","The Mountain Spirits Kingdom","Uncle John's Stories", sitting on a scales labelled"Liberalism and Conservatism" on the Whig


Vol. 83, 16 December 1882, p.279                           PFP 114


KNIGHT, Sir Henry Edmund (1833-1917)

Lord Mayor of London, 1882               Who was Who, 1916-28

Caption: "He can"t be made a Knight, because he is one already. He has as Lord Mayor, a fine-Knight existence of one year. Now,"Good Day!" ─ then"Good Knight!"

Depicted as a figure on horseback drawing a carriage labelled WAT CO

Vol. 83, 11 November 1882, p.227                          PFP 109


KNOLLYS, Francis, C.B. (1837-1924)                     

Private secretary to the Prince of Wales                                    DNB

Caption: "Francis!" "Anon, anon, Sir!" Henry the Fourth

Depicted in doublet and hose and elfin shoes, surrounded by pieces of paper saying"Charity","Launch","Dinner" etc. On floor is an upturned cigarette box "The Bond Street Cigarette"

Vol. 84, 13 January 1883, p.22                                 PFP 11


LABOUCHERE, Henry Du Pré‚ (1831-1912)

journalist and politician                                                  DNB

Caption: "Il Cigaretto per esser felice"

Depicted smoking with spirit of Truth in background

Vol. 80, 2 April 1881, p.154                                        PFP 25


LANSDOWNE, 5th Marquess of, see

Petty-Fitzmaurice, Henry Charles Keith


LAWES, Sir John Bennet, Bart. (1814-1890)

agriculturalist                                                                             DNB

Caption: "The Agricultural Lawes, the new Wheel-Barrow-Net". Motto,"Laus et Honor"

Depicted wheeling a wheelbar­row

Vol. 82, 10 June 1882, p.274                                       PFP 87


LAWSON,  Sir Wilfrid, Bart. (1829-1906)

temperance advocate; radical MP                                             DNB

Caption: "A most effective Water-Spouter"

Depicted in a spiral of spouting water

Vol. 82, 11 March 1882, p.118                                 PFP 74


LEIGHTON, Sir Frederick (1830-1896)

painter, president R.A.                                                  DNB

Caption: "Drawing his Sword, as Colonel, for the last time"

Depicted as a military figure, about to draw his sword, with a horse in the background

Vol. 86, 16 February 1884, p.82                                  PFP 174


LENNOX, Lord Henry Charles George Gordon  (1821-1886)

MP Chichester                                                                         DNB

Caption: As"Master Slender"

Depicted as an emaciated strolling player

Vol. 84, 14 April 1883, p.178                          PFP 131


LEVESON-GOWER, George Granville William Sutherland,

3rd Duke of Sutherland (1828-1892)                                        DNB

Caption: The Iron (Rail) Duke finishing his great American ride of Twenty Thousand miles, and returning"as fresh as when he started"

Depicted in kilt, with cigar, riding on front of train on"American ride"

Vol. 81, 9 July 1881, p.10                                         PFP 39


LEVY-LAWSON, Harry Lawson Webster (1862-1933)

Liberal MP, later newspaper proprietor                                  DNB

Caption: Parliamentary Athletics. The Honble. Member for S. Pancras W. support­ing the Weights and Measures Bill

Depicted holding up scales and weights

Vol. 96, 25 May 1889, p.255 (Mr. Punch's Fancy Portraits, not numbered)


LIDDON, Rev Henry Parry (1829-1890)

preacher, Canon of St. Paul's                                                    DNB

Caption: "Canon of St. Paul's, firing up at another Canon in the Farrar Distance. He is all for'short Service" and Sermon, i.e., the Liddon preceded by the Liddonry"

Depiction: head of Liddon being fired from a cannon

Vol. 83, 14 October 1882, p.178                              PFP 105


LIZST, Abbé  Franz (1811-1886)

Hungarian composer and pianist; took minor orders

New Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Caption: Abbé,Thought (of course) ─"Lizst, Lizst, O Lizst!"

Depicted as a clergyman at a piano playing Lizst

Vol. 85, 3 November 1883, p.215                               PFP 160


LOCKYER, Sir (Joseph) Norman (1836-1920)

astronomer, F.R.S.                                                                   DNB

Caption: Illuminating the Sun

Depicted as an artist standing on clouds with a candle and scissors in a box labelled SCIENCE with the sun in the background

Vol. 85, 22 December 1883, p.299                              PFP 167


LOWE, Robert, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke (1811-1892)

politician                                                                                   DNB

Caption: "Lord Sherbrooke"  

"Now raised so high he tries to show

He quite forgets he e"er was Lowe"

Depicted as a smug cat re­clining on a cushion with two mice la­belled"Bryant & May" and"Bell & Black" nearby

Vol. 79, 4 December 1880, p.262                             PFP 10


LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891)

American author, teacher, public servant; published verses in Biglow Papers during the 

Civil War                                                          Dictionary of American Biography

Caption: "Birdofredum Saurn"; (Big) Lowell taking little rise.

Depicted as an eagle with a scroll"Big Low"in its talons. The sun in the background says FAME.

Vol. 86, 26 January 1884, p.46                                 PFP 172


LOWTHER, Rt. Hon. James  (1840-1904)

MP; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1878-1880                                          DNB

Caption: "Ex officio ─ or a"Jem" out of the Emerald Isle"

Depicted as a footman

Vol. 83, 2 September 1882, p.106                            PFP 99


LUBBOCK, Sir John (1834-1913)

M.P, F.R.S.; secured passage of Bank Holidays Act 1871; did research on ants    DNB

Caption: "How doth the Banking Busy Bee

Improve his shining hours

By studying on Bank Holidays

Storage Insects and Wild Flowers!"

Depicted as a bee in among the wild flowers

Vol. 83, 19 August 1882, p.82                                     PFP 97


McARTHUR, Sir William (1809-1887)

lord mayor of London; MP Lambeth                                                     DNB

Caption: "The Right Hon. Lord Mayor McAr­thur M.P. for the Aborigines"

Depicted in mayoral robes and chains surrounded by items which could get him a peerage

Vol. 79, 13 November 1880, p.226                          PFP 7


MACKARNESS, Rt. Rev. John Fielder (1820-1889)

bishop of Oxford DNB

Caption: The"Reading Biscuit" Bishop (Huntley and)"Palmer qui meruit ferat". In return, Messrs H. and P. are quite ready to take"Orders".

Depicted as a puppet figure springing out of a box of H. and P. bis­cuits

Vol. 85, 13 October 1883, p.178                                 PFP 157


MANNING, Cardinal Henry Edward (1808-1892)

Anglican clergyman converted to Rome 1851; R.C. cardinal 1875                     DNB

Caption: "And in spite of all Tempta­tions,

If you read his"Protestations",

He remains"An Englishman""

Depicted in R.C. cardinal's robes regarding a Fancy Portrait of what he might have looked like as an Anglican bishop

Vol. 83, 9 December 1882, p.266                 PFP 113


MITFORD, Algernon Bertram Freeman (1837-1916)

secretary Board of Works                                                        DNB

Caption: "The Duke is very strangely gone"  Measure for Measure, Act I, Sc.v

Fabian (Punch) Did I not say he would work it out?   Twelfth Night, Act III, Sc.v

Depicted as a figure with surveying implements with road-building equipment around him

Vol. 84, 3 February 1883, p.59                     PFP 121


MONTEFIORE, Sir Moses Haim, 1st bart. (1784-1885)

philanthropist and centenarian                                        DNB

Caption: A"Hebrew of the Hebrews",  Who, on the 8th day of Chesvan (i.e. Nov. 8,"very old style), enters on the Hundredth year of his blameless, brave, and universally beneficent life.

Depicted in Old-Testament-style robes with a purse of CHARITY

Vol. 85, 10 November 1883, p.227              PFP 161


MORGAN, George Osborne (1827-1897)

MP, carried the Burials Act 1873 and Married Women's Property Act 1882     DNB

Caption: "He undertook the Burials Act, a most successful Undertaking! Now he's the man for the ladies! Vide his"Married Women's Property Act""

Depicted with two women kneeling at his sides holding"Vote of Thanks". One kneeling on box labelled "Married men's Property"

Vol. 83, 7 October 1882, p.166                    PFP 104


MORLEY, John, Viscount Morley (1838-1923)

statesman and man of letters, MP Newcastle                                                     DNB

Caption: The Northern Light-Weight Showing how he went in pell-mell, and fought knightly

Depicted as a boxer with Newcastle on his waist band

Vol. 84, 31 March 1883, p.154                     PFP 129



Depicted as a donkey on the bench

Vol. 80, 16 April 1881, p.178                       PFP 27


NASMYTH, James (1808-1890)

engineer                                                                        DNB

Caption: The man who knows how to knock metal on the head with the right hammer!

"I saw Nasmyth stand with his hammer thus!"  King John, Act IV, Sc. ii

Depicted as a head on an anvil-type pillar with figures with black­smiths" tools in background

Vol. 84, 27 January 1883, p.39                        PFP 120


OUIDA‚ see Ramée, Louise de La


OWEN, Sir R. Cunliffe

?Sir Richard Owen, naturalist (1804-1892)                DNB

Caption: The Merman of the Fisheries Exhibition. Owen"everything to his owen energy"

Depicted as a merman dancing with nets

Vol. 84, 16 June 1883, p. 286                          PFP 140


OWEN, Professor, K.C.B. (1884)

? Sir Richard Owen, naturalist (1804-1892)               DNB

Caption: "A Knowin"  Professor"

Depicted in a poodle's body surrounded by dogs and a figure of a man with parcel in mouth reading"Natural History"

Vol. 86, 5 January 1884, p.10                                   PFP 169


PARIS, Comte de (1838-1894)

Pretender to vacant French throne         Zeldin, France 1848-1945

Caption: Le Nouveau"Chef" de la Maison de France, who, when French taste requires it, is preparing to give it a Fillip

Depicted in Chinese dress stirring a pot of'sauce Royale". Another pot is labelled"Orleans Plums" and there is a goose labelled"La République" hang­ing nearby

Vol. 85, 29 September 1883, p.154              PFP 155


PAYN, James (1830-1898)

novelist                                     DNB

Caption: The Payn, qui vaut la Chandelle to sit up and read him by, represented as the lost Sir Missingbird preserved by his own"High Spirits". When he writes a novel, Payn takes a lot of trouble; and when Novel-Readers want some books, they take a lot of Payns.

Depicted surrounded by tree bearing fruit labelled with the names of his novels. Two bottles 

"High" and'spirit" at his shoulder

Vol. 81, 10 December 1881, p.274                           PFP 61


PEEL, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Viscount Peel (1829-1912)

Speaker of the House of Commons                               DNB

Caption: "The Court of A. Peel" A Speaker elected by general consent, in fact, without"words"

Depicted as a judge with an oil dispenser labelled'sweet Oil for troubled Water"

Vol. 86, 8 March 1884, p.118                                  


PETTY-FITZMAURICE, Edmond George, Baron Fitzmaurice (1846-1935)

statesman and historian; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs     DNB

Caption: A Foreign Under Secretary-Bird at Question Time

Depicted as a stork on one leg

Vol. 84, 30 June 1883, p.310                                    PFP 142


PETTY-FITZMAURICE,  Henry Charles Keith,  5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845-1927)

Governor General of Canada                            DNB

Caption: In his new Canadian costume, specially adapted to remaining for some time out in the cold

Depicted in Arctic-wear clothing and on snow shoes

Vol. 84, 2 June 1883, p.262                                         PFP 138


PLAYFAIR, Sir Lyon (1818-1898)

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons                               DNB

Caption: Deputy Speaker (Sleeper!) "A fair imitation of the genuine Brand"

Depicted trying to keep awake at all-night session

Vol. 80, 12 February 1881, p.70                               PFP 18


PRIMROSE, Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery, (1847-1929)

statesman, author (prime minister 1894-95)                               DNB

Caption: "Our Rosebery Plate"

Depicted as a dapper figure with notebook/sketchpad in hand; statue of horse in background

Vol. 80, 4 June 1881, p.262                                         PFP 34


QUIN, Windham Thomas Wyndham, 4th Earl of Dunraven (1841-1926)

Irish politician               DNB

Caption: "The Dunraven" 

"A very early bird, who generally gets on the Right Side in a"Great Divide"."

Depicted as a raven on a perch (mace)

Vol. 83, 9 September 1882, p.118                            PFP 100


RAIKES, Henry Cecil (1838-1891)

politician (MP for Cambridge University 1882) DNB

Caption: "And I "ve been standing for a U-Niversity; I've got-in-Un!"

("Anti-Jacobin" very much adapted")

Depicted in plus-fours raking in votes

Vol. 83, 23 December 1882, p.298                           PFP 115


RAMEE, Louise de la (1839-1908)

novelist including Strathmore     Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women

Caption: "Ouida"

Depicted smoking with a dog begging. Lord Strathmore's portrait is in background

Vol. 81, 20 August 1881, p.83                                     PFP 45


RANELAGH, 7th Viscount Ranelagh and baron Jones of Navan, see

Jones, Thomas Heron


REEVES,  John Sims (1818-1900)

tenor vocalist                                        DNB

Caption: "Then farewell my trim-built tenor Oratorio Sims, farewell"

Depicted singing

Vol. 80, 14 May 1881, p.226                                       PFP 31



?Richardson, Sir Benjamin Ward (1828-1896), physician                                  DNB

Caption: Dr. Richardson Retorting

Depicted as a head on a phial of Dr. Richardson's Elixir with a female figure in background

Vol. 84, 24 February 1883, p.86                               PFP 124


RISTORI, Madame (1822-1906)

actress                                                  Who was Who

Caption: "RistorI'd to us this week"

Depicted as a face in a medallion

Vol. 83, 8 July 1882, p.10                                         PFP 91


ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl Rob­erts (1832-1914)

field marshal                                                                             DNB

Caption: General Sir F. Roberts, R.A. See the conquering Hero ─ goes. A picture of a soldier, and a very valuable speci­men of a Roberts, R.A.

Depicted scattering invita­tions to the winds

Vol. 79, 11 December 1880, p.274                           PFP 11


ROSEBERY, 5th Earl of, see

Primrose, Archibald Philip


ROSSLYN, 4th Earl of, see

St Clair-Er­skine, Francis Robert


RUBENSTEIN, Anton (1829-1894)

Russian pianist and composer    Grove 's New Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Caption: "Il Demonio" Rubenstein-O

Depicted as a demon figure at a piano, composer of"Demonio"

Vol. 81, 23 July 1881, p.34               PFP 41


RUSKIN, John (1819-1900)

author, artist and social reformer                                   DNB

Caption: Mr. Narcissus Ruskin "Who is it that says most? Which can say more

Than this rich praise - that you alone are You!"

Depicted as an actor looking at his image in a pool; memorials to J.M.W. Turner and to Watt in background

Vol. 79‚ 18 December 1880, p.286               PFP 12


RUSSELL, Francis Charles Hastings, 9th Duke of Bedford (1819-1891)

President of Royal Agricultural Society                                   DNB

Caption: Supposed to be in an Idyllic Covent Garden, so it is the Fanciest of Fancy Portraits. His Grace has had his yacht, The Claymore, refitted; why not have his Mud-more made sweet and clean, and kept so?

Depicted walking in an"Idyllic Covent Garden"

Vol. 80, 7 May 1881, p.213                          PFP 30


RUSSELL, Sir William Howard (1820-1907)

war correspondent                                            DNB

Caption: "Our own correspondent ─ The man for the Times"

Depicted on horseback writing "special correspondence"

Vol. 81, 8 October 1881, p.166                                   PFP 52


RYMILL, Mr."Bruce" [not identified]

Caption: "Going! Going! ...?"

Depicted as a jockey with mallet on horseback

Vol. 82, 27 May 1882, p.251                                    PFP 85


ST BLAISE, 1883 Derby Winner                     Whitaker, 1884

Caption: As backed by our Sporting Artist (rear view of horse and rider)

Vol. 84, 26 May 1883, p.250                                    PFP 137


ST CLAIR-ERSKINE, Francis Robert,

4th Earl of Rosslyn (1833-1890)                                   Debrett's Peerage

Caption: "O blame me not because my verse is rare!" Sonnet, No. IX

Depicted as a jockey on horseback. Saddle labelled Church of Scotland; crop a quill 

labelled Sonnets and Jockey Club on his cap.

Vol. 85, 8 December 1883, p.274                                PFP 165


SALA, George Augustus Henry (1828-1896)

journalist                                                           DNB

Caption: "And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew

That one small head could carry all he knew"

"Design for a stained glass window illuminated by Gas Light"

Depicted wearing a gown with a halo labelled GAS LIGHT, surround­ed by reference books.

Vol. 81, 27 August 1881, p.94                                  PFP 46


SALISBURY, 3rd Marquess of, see

Cecil, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne


SALVINI, Commander Tommaso (d.1915)

Milanese dramatic artist and landowner                        Who was Who

Caption: "Come, I'll go see this Italian!"

Depicted as an artist leaning on a pedestal, pointing to titles King Lear, Othello, Macbeth

Vol. 86, 15 March 1884, p.130                                 PFP 176


SANTLEY, Sir Charles (1834-1922)

vocalist                                                             DNB

Caption: "And whatsoever Tenor reign, I'll be your Baritone, Sirs!"

Depicted as an opera singer

Vol. 85, 14 July 1883, p.23                                       PFP 144


SCOTT, Walter Francis, 5th Duke of Buc­cleuch (1806-1884) DNB

Caption: Buccleuch the Bold. Monarch of all the Lowland Glens.

"I am sure the Duke himself!" Comedy of Errors, Act V, Sc i

Depicted as a stag

Vol. 85, 25 August 1883, p.94                                  PFP 150


SEYMOUR, Sir Michael (Sir Breach-'Em) (1802-1887)

Admiral                                                                                    DNB

Caption: "Our Biggest Gun just at present"

Depicted in military uniform with flag on pole

Vol. 83, 29 July 1882, p.46                                       PFP 94



dealer in antiquities, attempted to defraud the British Museum          Google search       

Caption: Mr Sharp-Eye-Ra. Showing, in very fanciful portraiture, how Detective Ginsburg actually did Mr Sharp-Eye-Ra out of his skin.

Depicts Ginsburg arresting Shapira clutching Shapira Mss. outside [British] Museum

Vol. 85, 8 September 1883, p.118                            PFP 152


SHAW, Sir Eyre Massey (1830-1908), immortalised as 'O Captain Shaw' in Iolanthe

head of London Metropolitan Fire Brigade                 DNB

Caption: "The Fire King"

Depicted as a Fireman in haste

Vol. 80, 22 January 1881, p.34                                 PFP 15


SHAW-LEFEVRE, George John, Baron Eversley (1831-1928)

politician; Commissioner of Works                                                        DNB

Caption: "The Story of Lefevre" The First Man after Adam as Commissioner of Works

Depicted with shovel and trowel labelled"Public Buildings"
Vol. 80, 29 January 1881, p.46                                    PFP 16


SIEMENS, Sir William (1823-1883)

metallurgist and electrician; FRS                                                DNB

Caption: The Electric Knight-Light

Depicted with his head in the shape of light bulb

Vol. 85, 28 July 1883, p.46                                          PFP 146


SMILES, Samuel (1812-1904)

author and self-help social reformer                                           DNB

Caption: "Self-Help", by Smiles

Depicted relaxing in a chair holding glass of Dry Monopoly Champagne with books at his feet

Vol. 85, 21 July 1883, p.34                                          PFP 145


SMITH, Sir Archibald Levin (1836-1901)

judge; rowing Blue                                                                    DNB

Caption: Not Levin' Smith, but taking Smith and A. L-evating him to the Bench, where he'll rest on his oars.

Depicted in rowing gear with his oars and a judge's wig on the BENCH with him

Vol. 84, 9 June 1883, p.274                                         PFP 139


SOMERSET, Henry Charles Fitzroy, 8th Duke of Beaufort (1824-1899)

Complete Peerage

Caption: "The"Blue", The Fresh, The Ever Free!"

Depicted in great coat and top hat

Vol. 82, 4 February 1882, p.59                                    PFP 69


SPOFFORTH, Frederick Robert (1853-1926)

Australian cricketer, obviously well known in England before taking 14/90 in the Oval 

test in August 1882                                                       DNB

Caption: "The Demon" or Imp-etuous Bowler, representing Cricket on t'other side of the H-earth

Depicted as an ant with his body as a cricket bat and a ball at one end of one antenna

Vol. 82, 1 July 1882, p.310                                          PFP 90


STANLEY, Henry Morton [alias John Rowlands] (1841-1904)

explorer and journalist; founder of Belgian Congo                      DNB

Caption: Portrait of the Explorer looking out for M. de Brazza."I'll let him know if he Con-go on like this!"

Depicted as an explorer with rifle followed by black slave

Vol. 83, 28 October 1882, p.203                                 PFP 107


SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur Seymour (1842-1900)

composer                                                                                 DNB

Caption: "When Arthur first at Court began" ─

Depicted conducting wearing a pinafore standing on a violin case with "Cox and Box" and "Trial by Jury" in background

Vol. 79, 30 October 1880, p.202                                 PFP 5


STRAUSS, Eduard (1835-1916) (not a Fancy Portrait but same format)

Austrian composer and conductor; composed a polka for London International Inven­tions Exhibition, 1885


"He hops und schumps und marks der time,

Und shows such taste and nous,

Dot dere's to equal him no vun,

Mine clever Eduard Strauss!"

Depicted playing a violin vigorously

Vol. 88, 20 June 1885, p.298


SUTHERLAND[1], 3rd Duke of, see

Leveson-Gower, George Granville William Suther­land


SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles (1837-1909)

poet                                                                             DNB

Caption: "Flowers of"Culture"; or, a Swinburne-Jones Cutting"

Depicted with Burne-Jones as two hyacinths in a bowl with inscription "Namby Pamby"

Vol. 80, 15 January 1881, p.22                                    PFP 14


SYKES, Christopher

MP                                                                  McCalmont's Parliamentary Poll Book

Caption: Inscription in French and  "Keep up the Christopher!" - Puff

Depicted in Roman toga and laurel wreath drinking champagne, with menu at his feet

Vol. 83, 18 November 1882, p.238                             PFP 110


TENNYSON, Alfred (1809-1892)

Poet Laureate                                                               DNB

Caption: "Alfred the Great" Poet Laureate. "What we call our Bard's our Best.  And may his poetry never be werse!"

Depicted in Elizabethan dress with a hawk perched on one hand and holding THE CUP in the other.

Vol. 82, 25 March 1882, p.142                                    PFP 76


THOMPSON, Sir Henry (1820-1904)

surgeon                                                                                    DNB

Caption: Great Artist-Surgeon, who so well is able

To point a pencil and adorn a table?

First in the ranks of men of light and leading

Our best authority on food and feeding.

Depicted with a giant "Knife" with other surgical instruments

Vol. 81, 30 July 1881, p.46                                          PFP 42


TROLLOPE, Anthony (1815-1882)

novelist                                                                                     DNB

Caption: Anthony Trollopius Author of the last Chronicles of Cicero "O Rare for Antony!"

Depicted with bust of Cicero surrounded by books

Vol. 80, 5 February 1881, p.58                                    PFP 17


TSENG, Chi-tse, The Marquis (1837-1890)

succeeded to title in 1887 and thenceforth known as "Marquis Tseng"

envoy and ambassador                                     A Chinese Biographical Dictionary

Caption: The Marquis Tseng

Depicted with dove perched on his finger, sitting on a bull terrier

Vol. 85, 6 October 1883, p.166                                   PFP 156


VINCENT, Sir (Charles Edward) Howard (1849-1908)

politician; first director of criminal investigation at Scotland Yard            DNB

Caption: "Director of Criminal affairs in the Metropolitan Police"

Depicted as a judge reading"Mon_ Lecoq___"

Vol. 81, 16 July 1881, p.23                                          PFP 40


WADDINGTON, William Henry (1826-1894)

French Ambassador to GB                               Pears Cyclopaedia

Caption: The clever Bull-Poodle of Anglo-French Breed;  mais, L"Union fait la force.

Depicted as a poodle with letters strewn around him spelling DIPLOMACY

Vol. 85, 4 August 1883, p.58                                       PFP 147


WAGNER, (Wilhelm) Richard (1813-1883)

German composer                    Grove's New Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Caption: "The Bi-Cycle-ist of her Majesty's and Drury Lane"

Depicted with Penny-Farthing bicycle

Vol. 82, 6 May 1882, p.214                                         PFP 82


WATERFORD, 5th Marquess of, see

Beresford, John Henry de la Poer


WATKIN, Sir Edward William 1st Bart. (1819-1901)  [see also ASHLEY]

railway promoter                                              DNB

Caption: Now, how came Sir Watkin, whose fame we all must know,

As a light on the Railway to shine?

Why, the way it was done doth this picture clearly show,

He trained himself up in the railway he should go

By studying "Line upon line"

Depicted seated, thinking, on a steam engine

Vol. 80, 2 July 1881, p.310                                          PFP 38


WELLS, Sir Thomas Spencer, 1st Bart. (1818-1897)

surgeon                                                            DNB

Caption: Or, Sir Dispenser Wells

Depicted raising a bucket labelled MEDICAL SCIENCE from a well

Vol. 84, 19 May 1883, p.238                                       PFP 136


WILDE, Oscar (1856-1900)

wit and dramatist                                              DNB

Caption: "O, I feel just as happy as a bright Sunflower!"

Aesthete of Aesthetes!  What's in a name?

The poet is WILDE,  But his poetry's tame

Depicted as a sunflower; urn labelled "Waste" next to him

Vol. 80, 25 June 1881, p.298                                       PFP 37


WILLIAMS, Montagu Stephen (1835-1892)

barrister                                                            DNB

Caption: "In his brilliant Bar Practice, resting after a flight of eloquence"

Depicted as acrobat sitting on The Bar

Vol. 82, 4 March 1882, p.106                          PFP 73


WILLIAMS WYNN, Sir Watkin  (1820-1885)

paternalist Welsh landowner                                          Debrett's Peerage

Caption: "The Prince in Wales"

"I am monarch of all I survey

My right there is none to dispute"

Depicted with crude crown sitting on throne-like chair with a horse whip and hunting horn in his hands

Vol. 84, 28 April 1883, p.202                          PFP 133


WILLIAMSON, Chief Superintendent             (police officer, not separately identified)

Caption: At the head of the Dynamite-Detection and Fenian Ferreting-out Department

"Palmam qui meruit - Ferret"

Depicted as a ferret holding a cage of rats

Vol. 84, 21 April 1883, p.190                          PFP 132


WILSON, Sir William James Erasmus (1809-

surgeon; dermatologist; helped bring Cleopatra's Needle to London    DNB

Caption: "Rem Acu Tetigisti'

Depicted standing with an obelisk with scroll labelled "Dermatology"

Vol. 81, 19 November 1881, p.238                             PFP 58


WOLFF, Sir Henry Drummond Charles (1830-1908)

MP; member of Fourth Party                                                    DNB

Caption: Sir Drumming Wolff, M.P.

Depicted as a wolf beating a drum labelled QUESTION

Vol. 83, 23 September 1882, p.142                             PFP 102


WOLFF. Sir Henry Drummond Charles (as above)

Caption: "The Wolff at the door." [Sir Drummond has returned from Persia]

Depicted as a wolf, with label tied to collar addressed to "Grandolph Arms London S.W."

Vol. 96, 1 June 1889, p.267 (Mr. Punch's Fancy Portraits, not numbered)


WOLSELEY, Sir Garnet Joseph (1833-1913)

Quarter Master General; army reformer                                    DNB

Caption: "Short Service and quick returns"

Depicted as part-bird with Burmah, Crimea, China, India, Red River, Transvaal, Natal, Zulu on his tail plumes

Vol. 83, 12 August 1882, p.70                                     PFP 96


YATES, Edmund (1831-1894)

novelist                                                 DNB

Caption: Edmundus - Ed. Mundi "The world's mine oyster"

Depicted opening a giant oyster with pearl inside. "Thyme is money" on bag in background

Vol. 80, 30 April 1881, p.202                          PFP 29


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