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Nursery Rhyme Gallery

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Choose from 246 pictures in our Nursery Rhyme collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


'As I Was Going Up Pippen Hill' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration Featured Print

'As I Was Going Up Pippen Hill' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

A young man dressed in medieval attire greeting a young lady who is dropping a curtsey. Meanwhile, a man with a broom sweeps Pippen Hill's footpath and we are treated to the sight of a European fantasy town below with a small sailing ship on the sea containing a man whose size compared with the neighbouring spires appears to be gigantic.
“As I was going up Pippen hill - Pippen hill was dirty - There I met a pretty miss - And she dropt me a curtsey - Little miss pretty miss - Blessings light upon you - If I had a half a crown a day - I'd spend it all on you.”
From “Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva” illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co.

'Old Boniface He Loved Good Cheer' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration Featured Print

'Old Boniface He Loved Good Cheer' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

Set in the medieval period, a man lies in bed with his pipe, a tankard of beer, wearing his nightcap but with no nightshirt, while his man-servant carries away his day clothes. The man, Old Boniface, is determined to keep comfortable in the rising heat by installing a barrel of Burton-brewed beer beside his bed.
“Old Boniface he loved good cheer - And drank his glass of Burton - And when the nights grew sultry hot - He slept without his shirt on.”
From “Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva” illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co.

'Three Wise Men of Gotham' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration Featured Print

'Three Wise Men of Gotham' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

Three medieval-style men in a cracked bowl, which they are using as a boat on a rough sea. One of them looks sea-sick, another is carrying an open umbrella - presumably to use as a sail - and the other is using a very large spoon as a paddle. They won't get far.
The rhyme refers to a supposed incident in Gotham, Nottinghamshire, in England, when the villagers pretended to be imbeciles in order to discourage King John who was planning to build a hunting lodge there. As a result, he changed his mind.
“Three wise men of Gotham - Went to sea in a bowl - If the bowl had been stronger - My song had been longer.”
From “Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva” illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co.