“Impudent Albion (England)” Caricature of King Edward VII. Anglo Boer War. Circa early 1900s.

Issued by the satirical newspaper L’Assiette au Beurre, 1901 which dedicated its latest issue to the South African war by stigmatizing the conduct of the English. “Showing its true face to the world during the Boer War via a depiction of King Edward VII on the bared bottom of a laughing female soldier, the French government refused to allow sales of the caricature on the public streets unless it was modified. L’Assiette au Beurre responded by repeatedly reprinting the issue with Albion’s backside gradually and increasingly concealed; at first, by a semi-transparent purple slip which still allowed King Edward’s features to peek through, but eventually-in apparent response to continuing government harassment-by a completely opaque dark blue skirt. Edge-wear to the sheet.”

Price – $22.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Posted in Anglo-Boer War, New Stock

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