The Roll of Fame 1800-1900

Made:
1899 in England
publisher:
Punch
artist:
Edward Linley Sambourne

Print; lithograph; Punch cartoon. "The Roll of Fame 1800-1900", Linley Sambourne, published London Punch 1899, with separate key. Signed and dated 1899. Print, lithographic reproduction 44x57cm, key plan 27.5x44cm. Illustration of the figure of Punch, atop volumes of the periodical and a pile of artefacts symbolising achievements of the century - ocean cables, rontgen rays, post, etc - addressing some 110 famous men (and 5 women); nos.102 to 118 prominent in the sciences and engineering including Huxley, Owen, Herschel, Faraday, and Brunel

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-735
Measurements:
key plan: 275 mm x 440 mm
cartoon: 440 mm x 570 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • planographic print
credit:
Science Museum Library
status:
Permanent collection

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