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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 Tenniel, E H Shepard, Fougasse, and Pont.


Darvill's Rare Prints is pleased to offer the following original cartoons from 1844-1916.
The sheet size is about 8 x 10 3/4 inches and the cartoons from 1915-1916 are printed on one side 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 and/or light image transference.

THESE ARE ORIGINAL PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI CARTOONS
FROM THE YEARS STATED, NOT REPRODUCTIONS!


THE GOD IN THE CART
[BLANK VERSO]

THE GOD IN THE CART
(An Unrehearsed Effect.)

Turkey. "I'm getting a bit fed up with this. I shall kick soon."

Austria. "Well, I was thinking of lying down."

(Jan. 6, 1915)

$20

AS BETWEEN FRIENDS
[BLANK VERSO]

AS BETWEEN FRIENDS

British Lion."Please don't look at me like that, Sam. You're not the eagle I'm up against."

(Jan. 6, 1915)

THE PATRIOTIC BURGLAR
[OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A REVIEW OF
"DAVID COPPERFIELD"]

THE PATRIOTIC BURGLAR

(Jan. 6, 1915)

$10

THE EUPHEMISTS
[BLANK VERSO]

THE EUPHEMISTS

Kaiser: "I say, how are you going to explain away the surrender of your army corps in the Caucusus?"

Sultan of Turkey: "Nothing simpler. I shall say, 'Our gallant troops determined to embarrass the enemy's commissariat, and carried out their object with overwhelming success."

Kaiser: "Splendid! Couldn't have put it better myself."

Sultan: "My dear boy, we were in the business ages and ages before you were thought of."

(Jan. 13, 1915)

$20

THE BREAKING OF THE SPELL
[BLANK VERSO]

THE BREAKING OF THE SPELL
STEINBACH, JANUARY 3, 1915

(Jan. 13, 1915)

$20

THE WHITEWASHERS
[BLANK VERSO]

THE WHITEWASHERS

Kaiser: "Lay it on, my worthy professors—lay it on thick! I want every drop of it."

(Jan. 20, 1915)

$20

AN AWFUL WARNING
[BLANK VERSO]

AN AWFUL WARNING

Austria (to Rumania): Now, be careful! Remember what I did to Serbia!"

(Jan. 20, 1915)

THE DISSEMBLERS
[BLANK VERSO]

THE DISSEMBLERS

Emperor of Austria: "Now what do we really want to say?"
Sultan of Turkey: "Well, of course we couldn't say that; not on his birthday."

(Jan. 27, 1915)

THE FLIGHT THAT FAILED
[BLANK VERSO]

THE FLIGHT THAT FAILED

The Emperor: "What, No babes, Sirrah?"
The Murderer: "Alas! Sire, none."
The Emperor: "Well, then, no babes, no Iron Crosses."
[Exit murderer, discouraged.]

(Jan. 27, 1915)

$20

THE RETURN OF THE RAIDER
[BLANK VERSO]

THE RETURN OF THE RAIDER

Kaiser: "Well, I am surprised! "
Tirpitz: "So were we."

(Feb. 3, 1915)

$20

WHO FORBIDS THE BANDS?
[BLANK VERSO]

WHO FORBIDS THE BANDS?

["A band revives memories, it quickens association, it opens and unites the hearts of men more surely than any other appeal can, and in this respect it aids recruiting perhaps more than any other agency."—Mr. Rudyard Kipling at the Mansion House meeting promoted by the Recruiting Bands Committee.]

(Feb. 3, 1915)

THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS
[BLANK VERSO]

THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS

Turkish Camel: "Where to?"
German Officer: "Egypt."
Turkish Camel: "Guess again."

(Feb. 10, 1915)

$20

THE OUTCAST
[BLANK VERSO]

THE OUTCAST
A PLACE IN THE SHADOW

(Feb. 10, 1915)

$20

THE RESOURCEFUL LOVER
[BLANK VERSO]

THE RESOURCEFUL LOVER

Teuton Troubadour (serenading the fair Columbia): "If she won't listen to my love-songs, I'll try her with a brick."

(Feb. 17, 1915)

$20

SOUND AND FURY
[BLANK VERSO]

SOUND AND FURY

Kaiser: "Is all my high seas fleet safely locked up?"
Admiral von Tirpitz:"Practically all, Sire."
Kaiser:"Then let the starvation of England begin!"

(Feb. 17, 1915)

$20

RIDERS OF THE WIND
[BLANK VERSO]

RIDERS OF THE WIND

John Prospero Bull
"Ariel, thy charge exactly is perform'd; but there's more work."
The Tempest, Act I., Sc. 2

(Feb. 24, 1915)

$25

RUNNING AMOK
[BLANK VERSO]

RUNNING AMOK

German Bull: "I know I'm making a rotten exhibition of myself; but I shall tell everybody I was goaded into it."

(Feb. 24, 1915)

$20

THE FOLLOWING 11 SHEETS ARE FROM THE SUPPLEMENT TO "PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI" FROM MARCH 3, 1915 TITLED "OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY".
EACH PAGE IS PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES, AS OPPOSED TO THE USUAL PRINTS FROM 1915 WHICH ARE BLANK ON THE REVERSE. THE REGULAR 1915 PRINTS FOLLOW THIS SECTION, IN DATE ORDER.

(We have not typed the subtext to each cartoon, only the titles.)

RUNNING AMOK
[SIDE A]

BEST REST FOR THE QUEEN'S RIFLE

THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT
[SIDE B]

THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT

THOSE HORRID BOYS AGAIN!

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$25

 

A CAUTION HARD ON COOK
[SIDE A]

A CAUTION

HARD ON COOK

DIVERSIONS OF DRILL/RECOLLECTIONS OF THE REVIEW
[SIDE B]

DIVERSIONS OF DRILL

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE REVIEW

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

OUR INSPECTION/A LITTLE BRUTE
[SIDE A]

OUR INSPECTION

A LITTLE BRUTE

DIVISION OF LABOUR/THE ENEMY
[SIDE B]

DIVISION OF LABOUR

THE ENEMY

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

OUR YEOMANRY/OUR RESERVES
[SIDE A]

OUR YEOMANRY

OUR RESERVES

VOLUNTEER MANOEUVRES/AUTUMN MANOEUVRES
[SIDE B]

VOLUNTEER MANOEUVRES

AUTUMN MANOEUVRES

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

ARMS OF PRECISION/GENTLE IRONY
[SIDE A]

ARMS OF PRECISION

GENTLE IRONY

OUR YEOMANRY MANOEUVRES/OUR REVIEW
[SIDE B]

OUR YEOMANRY MANOEUVRES

OUR REVIEW

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

FORE AND-/-AFT!
[SIDE A]

FORE AND—

—AFT!

A FORLORN HOPE/THE PERILS OF MIMIC WAR
[SIDE B]

A FORLORN HOPE

THE PERILS OF MIMIC WAR

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

EASTER MANOEUVRES/CIVILIAN AND SOLDIER TOO
[SIDE A]

EASTER MANOEUVRES

CIVILIAN AND SOLDIER TOO

A VERISIMILITUDE/HORATIA HOLDS THE BRIDGE
[SIDE B]

A VERISIMILITUDE

HORATIA HOLDS THE BRIDGE

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

THE EMBARRASSMENTS OF WAR/THE PROBLEMS OF WAR
[SIDE A]

THE EMBARRASSMENTS OF WAR

THE PROBLEMS OF WAR

Halt! Who goes there?
[SIDE B]

Halt! Who goes there?

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

Repeat your orders.../Why the deuce didn't you challenge?
[SIDE A]

Repeat your orders...

Why the deuce didn't you challenge?...

Time-Early Spring. Weather-Wintry/Whereabouts of your spleen?
[SIDE B]

Time—Early Spring. Weather—Wintry

Whereabouts of your spleen?

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

Incomplete Yeoman/Swears a bit
[SIDE A]

Incomplete Yeoman...

Swears a bit, don't 'e...

EASTER MANOEUVRES/A CONVINCING ARGUMENT
[SIDE B]

EASTER MANOEUVRES

A CONVINCING ARGUMENT

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

PLAUSIBLE/THE IMPATIENT WARRIOR
[SIDE A]

PLAUSIBLE

THE IMPATIENT WARRIOR

THE RULING SPIRIT/O.H.M.S.
[SIDE B]

THE RULING SPIRIT

O.H.M.S.

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

 

THE BULL-DOG BREED/TRAINING IN THE PARK
[SIDE A]

THE BULL-DOG BREED

TRAINING IN THE PARK

AU REVOIR
[SIDE B]

AU REVOIR

("OUR VOLUNTEER ARMY" SUPPLEMENT TO PUNCH, MARCH 3, 1915 )
$15

PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI CARTOONS (1915)
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