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Cover of Punch Magazine

Punch, the magazine of humour and satire, ran from 1841 until its closure in 2002. A very British institution with an international reputation for its witty and irreverent take on the world, it published the work of some of the greatest comic writers (Thackeray, P G Wodehouse and P J O’Rourke among others) and gave us the cartoon as we know it today. Its political cartoons swayed governments while its social cartoons captured life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The world’s finest cartoonists appeared in Punch: such great names as John Leech, Tenniel, E H Shepard, Fougasse, and Pont.


Darvill's Rare Prints is pleased to offer the following cartoons from 1844-1916.
The sheet size is about 8 x 10 3/4 inches and the cartoons are printed on both sides of the paper, unless noted. Please click on a thumbnail to see an enlarged view. Condition is mostly excellent with slight corner or edge wear. The earlier cartoons from the 1840s and 1850s may have some foxing.

THE PROBABLE SOURCE OF THESE PRINTS IS "CARTOONS FROM PUNCH" PUBLISHED BY BRADBURY, AGNEW & CO OF LONDON IN 1906


A SCENE IN WESTMINSTER CIRCUS
SIDE A

A SCENE IN WESTMINSTER CIRCUS

SAIREY GAMP AND BETSEY PRIG
SIDE B

THE TERRIFIC COMBAT AT ST STEPHEN'S,
BETWEEN THE GREAT SCOTCH MISUNDERSTANDABLES.

(1843-1844)

$15
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ROWLAND HILLS TRIUMPHAL ENTRY
SIDE A

ROWLAND HILL'S TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO ST. MARTIN'S-LE-GRAND

THE POLKA
SIDE B

THE POLKA.
(A NEW DANCE, INTRODUCING THE OLD DOUBLE SHUFFLE.)

(1844)

$15
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BRITTANIA PRESENTING ROWLAND HILL WITH THE SACK
SIDE A

BRITTANIA PRESENTING ROWLAND HILL WITH THE SACK

SAIREY GAMP AND BETSEY PRIG
SIDE B

CHUNEE THE SECOND;
OR, THE TAME ELEPHANT UNDER A HEAVY DISCHARGE

(1844)

$15
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Designs for national statues
SIDE A

DESIGNS FOR NATIONAL STATUES

BRITANNIA PRESENTING THE ORDER OF THE THISTLE TO SIBTHORP (UPPER LEFT)

MARS ATTIRED BY PRINCE ALBERT (CENTER)

JOINVILLE TAMING THE BRITISH LION (UPPER RIGHT)

THE INFANT HERCULES STRANGLING THE SERPENTS (LOWER LEFT)

MERCURY GIVING GRAHAM AN INSIGHT INTO LETTERS (LOWER RIGHT)

SAIREY GAMP AND BETSEY PRIG
SIDE B

SAIREY GAMP AND BETSEY PRIG

SAIREY. — "I propose a Toast— 'Here's better luck next Session.

Vide "Martin Chuzzlewit."

(1844)

$15
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PURIFYING COVENT GARDEN THEATRE
SIDE A

PURIFYING COVENT GARDEN THEATRE

"The cause of this removal from their (the Brussels troupe) former quarters, it is generally understood, is the fact that the connexion of Covent Garden with the Anti-Corn-Law League was a bar to the patronage of Her Majesty." — Times, July 5

DISTRESS IN ST. STEPHEN'S-HOWARD v. GOSSETT
SIDE B

DISTRESS IN ST. STEPHEN'S—
HOWARD v. GOSSETT

SHERIFF'S OFFICER . — "Take away that Bauble!"

(1845)

$15
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THE MAN WOT PLAYS SEVERAL INSTRUMENTS AT ONCE
SIDE A

THE MAN WOT PLAYS SEVERAL INSTRUMENTS AT ONCE

A CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK
SIDE B

A CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK

(1845)


THE WAR-DANCE OF THE FRENCH WILD MEN
SIDE A

THE WAR-DANCE
OF THE FRENCH WILD MEN

THE FRENCH NELSON!
SIDE B

THE FRENCH NELSON!
Or, CHILD'S PLAY AT MOROCCO.

To Admiral Joinville, this Design (slightly altered from a Popular Print) is affectionately dedicated by PUNCH

(1845)

$15
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I'M AFRAID YOU'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE PLACE, JOHN
SIDE A

I'M AFRAID YOU'RE NOT STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE PLACE, JOHN

confidence and diffidence
SIDE B

CONFIDENCE AND DIFFIDENCE

(1846)

$15
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BROUGHAM A CELEBRATED OLD HUNTER
SIDE A

BROUGHAM — A CELEBRATED OLD HUNTER

FORMERLY IN THE POSSESSION OF THE BRITISH NATION, AND NOW THE PROPERTY OF MR. PUNCH.

POLITICAL ECONOMY; OR, LORD JOHN IN PEEL'S CLOTHES.
SIDE B

POLITICAL ECONOMY; OR, LORD JOHN IN PEEL'S CLOTHES.

The Queen (loq.). — "Well, It is not the best fit in the world, but we'll see how he goes on!"

(1846)

$15
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EVERY INCH A SAILOR
SIDE A

EVERY INCH A SAILOR

Prince of Wales. — "Here, Jack! Here's something to drink to Mamma's health!"

FAMILY JARS AT CONCILIATION HALL
SIDE B

FAMILY JARS AT CONCILIATION HALL.

(1846)

$15
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OLD ENGLISH SPORTS REVIVED
SIDE A

OLD ENGLISH SPORTS REVIVED
LORD BENTINCK TILTING AT THE QUINTAIN

"He that hit not the board-end of the Quintain was laughed to scorn, and he that hit it full, if he rode not the faster, had a sound punch on the head with a bag full of sand hanged on the other end." — Strutt's Sports and Pastimes

GREAT HOLIDAY IN MR PUNCHS PARK
SIDE B

GREAT HOLIDAY IN MR. PUNCH'S PARK,
IN HUMBLE IMITATION OF HER MAJESTY'S FÊTE AT OSBORNE.

(1846)

$15
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A POLITICAL APPLICATION OF AN OLD FABLE
SIDE A

A POLITICAL APPLICATION OF AN OLD FABLE

THE LORDS 'GETTING UP' THE CORN BILL
SIDE B

THE LORDS 'GETTING UP' THE CORN BILL

(1846)

$15
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LOUIS PHILIPPE MACAIRE INSTRUCTING COUNSEL FOR HIS DEFENCE IN THE ENGLISH HOUSE OF LORDS.
SIDE A

LOUIS PHILIPPE MACAIRE INSTRUCTING COUNSEL FOR HIS DEFENCE IN THE ENGLISH HOUSE OF LORDS.

THE ONLY COMPETENT PERSON
SIDE B

THE ONLY "COMPETENT PERSON."

Her Gracious Majesty.— "Well, Mr. Punch, after all you are the only Competent Person, and if you think the Statue ought to come down, why down it shall come!"

(1846)

$15
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A SLIGHT LIBERTY TAKEN WITH THE APOLLO BELVIDERE
SIDE A

A SLIGHT LIBERTY TAKEN WITH THE APOLLO BELVIDERE.
SUGGESTED BY LORD STANLEY'S SPEECH — JUNE 17, 1846

THE MAID OF ALL WORK IN TROUBLE
SIDE B

THE MAID OF ALL WORK IN TROUBLE

"Well, Richard Corden! They've been and given me warning, and I shall lose my place thro' talking to you!"

(1846)

$15
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THE GREEDY BOY
SIDE A

THE GREEDY BOY
WHO WOULDN'T LET MASTER HARDINGE AND MASTER GOUGH HAVE ANY OF THE NICE THINGS

THE MAID OF ALL WORK IN TROUBLE
SIDE B

THE PROPOSED STATUE OF THE IRON DUKE.

(1846)

$15
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YOUNG IRELAND IN BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF
SIDE A

YOUNG IRELAND IN BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF

A CASE OF REAL DISTRESS
SIDE B

A CASE OF REAL DISTRESS.

(1846)

$20
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COBDEN THE FREE TRADE PROSPERO
SIDE A

COBDEN THE FREE TRADE PROSPERO
A SCENE FROM "THE TEMPEST." ADAPTED TO 1846.

MANAGER PEEL TAKING HIS FAREWELL BENEFIT
SIDE B

MANAGER PEEL TAKING HIS FAREWELL BENEFIT.

(1846)

$15
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THE BAD BOY WHO DIDN'T CARE
SIDE A

THE BAD BOY WHO DIDN'T CARE

Mr. Speaker.—"There, Master O'Brien, go into the Cellar, and don't come out till you know how to behave yourself."

ROYAL PASTIME; OR, LOUIS PHILLIPE
SIDE B

ROYAL PASTIME; OR, LOUIS PHILIPPE "TRIPP'D UP."

(1846)

$15
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PEEL'S CHEAP BREAD SHOP
SIDE A

PEEL'S CHEAP BREAD SHOP

OPENED JANUARY 22, 1846

THE POLITICAL TILLY SLOW-BOY AND COBDEN'S BABY
SIDE B

THE POLITICAL TILLY SLOW-BOY AND COBDEN'S BABY

Tilly. (loq.) "Dids its Dukes of Richmond says its was a Humbugs?"

(1846)

$15
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PUNCH AND THE SMITHFIELD SAVAGES
SIDE A

PUNCH AND THE SMITHFIELD SAVAGES

SUGGESTED BY PENN'S TREATY WITH THE INDIANS

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ACCORDING TO MR. DISRAELI'S VIEWS
SIDE B

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ACCORDING TO MR. DISRAELI'S VIEWS

(1847)

$20
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THE IRISH JOSEPH ADY
SIDE A

THE IRISH JOSEPH ADY

PADDY HEARING "SOMETHING TO HIS ADVANTAGE"

THE LIGHT PORTER OF ST. STEPHEN'S
SIDE B

THE LIGHT PORTER OF ST. STEPHEN'S

(1847)

$15
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RECREATION
SIDE A

RECREATION

DOMBEY AND SON
SIDE B

DOMBEY AND SON

"Mr. Dombey was in a difficulty. He would have liked to give him (the boy) some explanation involving the terms circulating-medium, currency, depreciation of currency, paper, bullion, rates of exchange, value of precious metals in the market, and so forth."

(1847)

$20
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WILLIAM TELL AT CAMBRIDGE
SIDE A

WILLIAM TELL AT CAMBRIDGE

PORTRAIT OF A NOBLE LORD IN ORDER
SIDE B

PORTRAIT OF A NOBLE LORD IN ORDER

"Order! Who calls me to Order? Pooh! Pooh! I never was in better order in my life. Noble Lords don't know what they are talking about."

(1847)

$20
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THE DIRTY LONDON ALDERMAN
SIDE A

THE DIRTY LONDON ALDERMAN

PORTRAIT OF A NOBLE LORD IN ORDER
SIDE B

THE EFFECTS OF TIGHT LACING ON THE OLD LADY OF THREADNEEDLE STREET

(1847)

$15
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LITTLE JACK HORNER
SIDE A

LITTLE JACK HORNER

SHALL I HOLD YOUR HORSE SIR
SIDE B

"SHALL I HOLD YOUR HORSE, SIR?"

(1847)

$15
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TELLING HIS FORTUNE
SIDE A

TELLING HIS FORTUNE

SHALL I HOLD YOUR HORSE SIR
SIDE B

AN AGREEABLE CHANGE

(1847)

$15
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O'CONNELL STUMPED OUT
SIDE A

O'CONNELL STUMPED OUT

LORD GEORGE BENTINCK, KING OF RAILS, TRYING ON KING'S HUDSON'S CROWN
SIDE B

LORD GEORGE BENTINCK, KING OF RAILS, TRYING ON KING'S HUDSON'S CROWN

(1847)

$15
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A PLAIN QUESTION
SIDE A

A PLAIN QUESTION

MRS. THREADNEEDLE'S SOOTHING STUFF
SIDE B

MRS. THREADNEEDLE'S SOOTHING STUFF

(1847)

$15
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THE LAST CRACOVIENNE
SIDE A

THE LAST CRACOVIENNE
AS DANCED BY PRUSSIA, RUSSIA, AND AUSTRIA

ELECTING A CHANCELLOR AT CAMBRIDGE
SIDE B

ELECTING A CHANCELLOR AT CAMBRIDGE
(A LITTLE ALTERED FROM GEORGE CRUIKSHANKS' "ELECTING A BEADLE.")

(1847)

$20
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WHIG PROGRESS
SIDE A

WHIG PROGRESS

ELECTING A CHANCELLOR AT CAMBRIDGE
SIDE B

LORD JOHN'S LAST

(1847)

$15
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WHIG PROGRESS
SIDE A

WHIG PROGRESS

ELECTING A CHANCELLOR AT CAMBRIDGE
SIDE B

LORD JOHN'S LAST

(1847)

$15
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