Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890
A series of sketches by an English Cavalry Officer of a game of cricket played between an Indian College and British Officers, in India, 1890. The correspondent who sent in the account of this match wished to remain anonymous and gave little in the way of details about the match. Indeed the Indian College was given the pseudonym 'The Progress College of Arts and Sciences' and the location was not disclosed. The Illustrated London News editor who wrote the original caption said there was a 'touch of caricature' in their depiction of the Indian players, but hoped 'the joke would be taken in a good-humoured spirit, as it is meant'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Reform and Anti-Reform
Reform Bill - Reform and Anti-Reform - depiction of a naval battle between two ships, with the Reform ship winning. "The Portraits of the King, Lords Brougham, Russell, Grey, the Dukes of Wellington and Cumberland, the Archbishop of Canterbury, &c. may be traced in this Engraving."
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Caricature, Archbishop of Canterbury, Augustus Harris
Caricature, Edward White Benson (1829-1896), Archbishop of Canterbury, and Augustus Harris (1852-1896), British actor, dramatist and impresario, shaking hands. Benson congratulates Harris on his vivid and realistic depiction of the clergy in his play Youth, co-written with Paul John Meritt in 1881.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library