British Stock and Alien Inspiration. Plate 1 from Rossetti and His Circle, 4 ¼ x 6 ½ inches. Click on image to enlarge it.

British Stock and Alien Inspiration

First County Member      “Very clever, no doubt —”
Holman Hunt

Second Country Member       “Full of wonderful ideas but —”
John Millais

First County Member
Second Country Member       “Not to be trusted for one moment.”
Holman Hunt
John Millais

The point seems to be that the county members of parliament don’t trust Disraeli (at left) just as Hunt and Millais don’t trust Rossetti (at right).

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Beerbohm, Max. Rossetti and His Circle. London: William Heinemann, 1922.

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