John Tenniel 'The British lion's vengeance on the Bengal tiger', from Punch, July-Dec. 1857
PP.5270.ah   24.5 x 28.5 cm

 
Lion & Tiger
 
  Illustration
 
     
     
 

This dramatic wood engraving by Joseph Swain was made from a 6H pencil cartoon drawn directly on the wood block by Sir John Tenniel. The original pencil line has been thickened and reinterpreted for the wood, and the white areas cut away, to render Tenniel's fine design in black printer's ink without any loss of detail.