A. J. Balfour as Prime Minister Asks John Bull to Pay for Increasingly Costly Policies, but Eventually John Bull Refuses

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1. A. J. Balfour as Prime Minister asks John Bull to sign a cheque for war funds.

2. Balfour asks John Bull to pay retainers to the church, brewers and landlords.

3. Balfour asks John Bull to pay more taxes.

4. Balfour asks John Bull to give money to China.

5. Balfour asks John Bull to pay for various other schemes.

6. John Bull rounds on Balfour and fights back, refusing to pay any more.

Wellcome Collection

London

Title

A. J. Balfour as Prime Minister Asks John Bull to Pay for Increasingly Costly Policies, but Eventually John Bull Refuses

Date

1905

Medium

ink with blue watercolour on paper

Measurements

H 19 x W 22.7 cm

Accession number

573766i

Acquisition method

presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome

Work type

Drawing

Signature/marks description

Signed in black ink

Inscription description

Extensive lettering in black ink

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