M994X.5.273.19 | The Pudding and the Wasp

 
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The Pudding and the Wasp
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.19
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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Mr. Henry John Boulton, M. P., for Niagara, was a somewhat prominent figure in the Canadian Parliament, in which he occupied an "independent" attitude. Toward the close of his Parliamentary career he was favorably mentioned for appointment to the Judicial Bench, but the honor was witheld, chiefly through the opposition offered by the "Colonist", an influential paper published at Toronto. (Excerpt from: Bengough, John Wilson. A Caricature History of Canadian Politics: Events from the Union of 1841, as Illustrated by Cartoons from "Grip", and Various Other Sources. Toronto: The Grip Printing and Publishing Co, 1886.)

Cartoon originally published in Punch in Canada, December, 1849