The English Vampire
Colour chromolithograph featuring Erin wearing a white, orange, and green dress warding off the evil bat [or vampire] of "British Rule" with the shield of the "National League" and a long sword. This cartoon was a response to Sir John Tenniel's dramatic cartoon, "The Irish "Vampire"" which appeared in Punch on October 24, 1885. Tenniel gave his bat/vampire the face of Cahrles Stewart Parnell and inscribed on its' wings the words "National League". Pages 27 and 30 of The Pilot, November 7, 1885 are on the verso of this sheet. On page 27 is a column entitled ‘Steer for National Independence’ [which is written on a blackboard] and a second headed ‘Veiled Rebellion’. Page 30 features similar, satirical material with a column entitled ‘The Cabin Boy’s Log. Kept by the 'Boy' hiimself' [that has references to the administration in Dublin Castle and the Lord Lieutenant]; ‘Election lyrics’; a small cartoon featuring the Viceroy with some lines of verse underneath the cartoon.
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[Dublin] : [Richard Barratt], 7th November, 1885.
Printed text l.c.: Reply to Punch's "Irish" Vampire, October 24th. - (see Page 7.).
Supplement to The Pilot, November 7th, 1885.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 37.8 x 51 cm..
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|PD Pilot 1885 November 7 (A)||
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.