Punch,  59 (1870), [223]–[224].

"Not Loose Yet"

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Illustration, Drollery

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War, Animal Behaviour, Politics

    Following PU1/59/21/3 shows the Russian bear trying to chew through a rope that ties it to a wall. Nearby stands the British lion relishing the sight of the bear being tethered. The specific constraint on Russia is indicated by a large wooden block (that prevents the rope from slipping) labelled 'Treaty of 1856'—a reference to the post-Crimean war settlement in which Russia agreed to surrender territory at the mouth of the Danube and to the Black Sea being neutral territory.

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