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Humour rain umbrella St. Swithin 19th century cartoon Featured George Cruikshank Print

Humour rain umbrella St. Swithin 19th century cartoon

This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829. (1829 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.) Cruikshank went on to illustrate a number of the books of Charles Dickens. Title: St. Swithin, Patron Saint of Umbrella makers. Singing: 'Long to Rain over us'. Description: If it rains on St. Swithin's Day (July 15 ), or so the saying goes, then it will rain for forty days and forty nights. Cruikshank sees this as a benefit for business, for the manufacturers of umbrellas. St. Swithin (St. Swithun) is shown showering two watering cans on his victims, while riding a flying dolphin that spouts a deluge from its mouth and nostrils. Under a large umbrella, the people of Britain dance and sing 'Long to rain over us', combining a homage to the rain and the reign of the king (William IV). The rendering of the dolphin is usual for this time since they were looked upon as fish. Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank a?? Novr. 1st 1829

© Whiteway

Scared Victorian schoolboy hiding on top of a bookcase Featured George Cruikshank Print

Scared Victorian schoolboy hiding on top of a bookcase

A scared-looking Victorian schoolboy hiding on the top of a bookcase. Perhaps hea??s been bullied, or failed to hand in his homework on time - or has been tempted into a misguided game of hide-and-seek? From a??Frank Fairlegh, or Scenes from the Life of A Private Pupila?? by Frank E Smedley (1818-1864) with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Published in 1850 by A Hall, Virtue & Co

© Linda Steward

Victorian public school teachers' convivial evening Featured George Cruikshank Print

Victorian public school teachers' convivial evening

Masters at an English public school partaking of wine punch during an eveninga??s conviviality. A small boy, probably a pupil, is opening yet another bottle and the room is thick with cigar smoke. Mortar boards are strewn upon the floor. Tomorrowa??s lessons should be interesting! From a??Frank Fairlegh, or Scenes from the Life of A Private Pupila?? by Frank E Smedley (1818-1864) with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Published in 1850 by A Hall, Virtue & Co

© Linda Steward