The Russian Pig. A Study at the International Cattle Show
Gordon Thomson (fl. 1866-1886)
Wood engraving by the Dalziels
Fun (11 December 1878)
While Gladstone in the garb of a farmer looks on sourly near a sign that proclaims, “Breeder [Csar] Nicholas sold to Old Nick [the Devil],” a dapper Disraeli pokes the Russian Bear-Pig, who is wallowing in falsehoods and evasions, while Britannia turns away in disgust: “Disgusting animal!” But all his wallowing in the diet won’t save his bacon.”
Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
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