It really Is a very pretty garden.
Geo. [George] Belcher.
|Main Creator:||Belcher, George Frederick Arthur, 1875-1947|
Colour lithographic poster featuring Henry Campbell-Bannerman depicted as a disgruntled gardener, watering flower pots labelled 'Reduced Taxation' and 'Strong Navy' - the plants that grow within those pots are dying while the plants in the flowers pots labelled 'Imperial Disunion' and 'Home Rule' [with the faces of leprechauns present within irises] appear to be thriving, as are weeds and ivy labelled 'Godless Education' where 'Crime', 'Atheism' and 'Depravity' bloom. A building labelled 'Radical Conservatory' can be seen in the left background, while at right a hedge labelled 'Radical Progress' grows. Adjacent to this, a sapling labelled 'Social Reform' has been planted. An alert black cat is depicted perched on a wall in the background, observing the scene. The designer, etcher and cartoonist George Frederick Arthur Belcher, R.A., was a regular contributor to the 'Tatler', 'Vanity Fair' and [from 1911 onwards] 'Punch'.
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London : Printed and published by McCorquodale and Co Ltd., [n.d., ca. 1906?].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 poster : col. ill.; 102 x 76 cm..
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