C1913

Mr. Punch’s Russian Ballet.

Artist:

Sir Bernard Partridge (1861 - 1945)

During his time at Punch, Partridge published several cartoons showing his support for the Suffragist movement. This print issued in Punch’s Almanack satirises political and cultural events of 1913 as dances by Diaghilev’s Russian Ballet, then all the rage in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mr. Punch’s Russian Ballet.

Date:

C1913

Artist:

Sir Bernard Partridge (1861 - 1945)

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mr. Punch's Russian Ballet. - Antique Print from 1913

Genuine antique
dated:

1913

Description:

During his time at Punch, Partridge published several cartoons showing his support for the Suffragist movement. This print issued in Punch’s Almanack satirises political and cultural events of 1913 as dances by Diaghilev’s Russian Ballet, then all the rage in London. It refers satirically to significant events of the year, depicting them as pas de deux, solos, pas de trois and a corp de ballet, the names of the dances based on real dances performed by the company. The artist Bernard Partridge was a staff member of Punch from February 1891 for over fifty years, but had also been a professional actor on the London stage from 1887, working under the stage name Bernard Gould. Events referred to in the cartoon are Lloyd George’s introduction of Health Insurance with a compulsory contribution stamp; plans for the annexing Libya by Victor Emmanuel II of Italy; Winston Churchill’s provision of troops to France to help repel the Kaiser’s invading forces; the part played by President William Howard Taft in the opening of the Panama Canal; the advances made into the origins of life by the British psychologist Sir Edward Schafer who was knighted in 1913; the parts played by the Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond and Sir Edward Carson of the Irish Unionist Party in the amendment of 8 July 1913 in the exclusion of Northern Ireland from the Home Rule Bill, and Herbert Henry Asquith’s opposition to the Suffragette movement demonstrated in his speech of 13 May 1913.

Reference: V & A S.179-2008

Biography:

Sir John Bernard Partridge (1861-1945)

Sir John Bernard Partridge was an English illustrator. Born in London, the son of Professor Richard Partridge, F.R.S., president of the Royal College of Surgeons, and nephew of John Partridge, portrait-painter to Queen Victoria. For some years he was well known as an actor under the name of Bernard Gould. Partridge was educated at Stonyhurst College, and after matriculating at the University of London entered the office of Dunn & Hansom, architects. He then joined for a couple of years a firm of stained-glass designers (Lavers, Barraud and Westlake), learning drapery and ornament; and then studied and executed church ornament under Philip Westlake, 1880–1884. He began illustration for the press and practised watercolour painting, but his chief success was derived from book illustration. In 1891 he joined the staff of Punch and, in 1910, became its chief cartoonist, replacing Edward Linley Sambourne. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and of The Pastel Society. In 1915, he designed World War I posters, some of which are now held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, including Take up the Sword of Justice (H33861/33). In 1925, he was knighted by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and gave his support to the government during the General Strike.

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