Punch,  14 (1848), 84.

Fine Arts. George Hudson, Esq.: Madame Tussaud Fecit.



Reportage, Spoof


Railways, Commerce, Charlatanry, Representation, Museums, Exhibitions

    Reports on the latest addition to the collection at Madame Tussaud's—a waxwork model of George Hudson. Cynically suggests that Hudson's avarice has been faithfully represented in the model, including such features as his coat-tail pockets being 'filled with sovereigns', and his face being 'placed towards the [Royal] Mint'. Concludes by ironically suggesting that this 'incarceration of wealth [...] is to be worshipped by every man who glories in the name of Englishman'.

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