Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Photographic Print > Arts > Artists > C > George Cruikshank

Photographic Print : Raining cats and dogs

Raining cats and dogs




We accept all major credit cards


Canvas Prints
Fine Art Prints
Metal Prints
Home Decor


Science Photo Library

Photo Prints from Science Photo Library

Raining cats and dogs

Raining cats and dogs. Historical artwork of cats, dogs and pitchforks raining down on people in a town street. The saying raining cats and dogs is used when referring to a heavy downpour of rain. The first recorded use of the phrase raining pitchforks was in 1815 and has largely fallen out of use. This version of George Cruickshanks 1835 etching Very Unpleasant Weather... Raining Cats, Dogs, Pitchforks was published in Picture Magazine in 1894

Science Photo Library features Science and Medical images including photos and illustrations

Media ID 6431291

© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

1835 1894 Caricature Cartoon Historical Artwork History Of Science Horizontal Meteorology Nineteenth Weather Caricatures Cruikshank Pitch Forks


11"x8.5" Photo Print

Bring the whimsical charm of historical folklore into your home with Media Storehouse's Photographic Prints. This captivating image, "Raining Cats and Dogs" from Science Photo Library, beautifully depicts the humorous saying come to life. Witness a lively scene of cats, dogs, and pitchforks raining down on townsfolk during a heavy downpour. An intriguing conversation starter and a delightful addition to any room, this print is a testament to the power of storytelling through art.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 27.9cm x 16.9cm (11" x 6.7")

Estimated Product Size is 27.9cm x 21.6cm (11" x 8.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> Arts > Artists > C > George Cruikshank

> Arts > Literature > Magazines


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to witness a truly bizarre and whimsical scene. In this historical artwork by George Cruickshank, we find ourselves standing on a town street during an extraordinary downpour. But this is no ordinary rain shower - it's raining cats and dogs! The phrase "raining cats and dogs" has long been used to describe heavy rainfall, but the addition of pitchforks adds an unexpected twist. Dating back to 1835, this etching titled "Very Unpleasant Weather. . . Raining Cats, Dogs, Pitchforks" showcases the creative imagination of Cruikshank. Published in Picture Magazine in 1894, it became a timeless piece that continues to captivate audiences even today. As we examine the illustration closely, we see people scrambling for cover as felines and canines fall from the sky alongside pitchforks. This comical yet chaotic scene reminds us of how language evolves over time; while "raining cats and dogs" remains popular today, its counterpart "raining pitchforks" has largely fallen out of use since its first recorded mention in 1815. This horizontal cartoon caricature not only offers entertainment but also provides insight into the history of science and meteorology. It serves as a reminder that art can be both educational and amusing simultaneously. So let your imagination run wild with this delightful piece from Science Photo Library!

MADE IN THE USA
Safe Shipping with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

FREE PERSONALISATION*
We are proud to offer a range of customisation features including Personalised Captions, Color Filters and Picture Zoom Tools

SECURE PAYMENTS
We happily accept a wide range of payment options so you can pay for the things you need in the way that is most convenient for you

* Options may vary by product and licensing agreement. Zoomed Pictures can be adjusted in the Cart.



public
Made in USA
thumb_up
Professional quality finish
diamond
Made with high-grade materials
inventory_2
Carefully packed to aid safe arrival



Related Images


RCA VICTOR TRADEMARK. His Masters Voice. Trademark image of RCA Victor, featuring Nipper the dog. American lithograph poster, c1920
RCA VICTOR TRADEMARK. His Masters Voice. Trademark image of RCA Victor, featuring Nipper the dog. American lithograph poster, c1920
DOG - Golden retriever in car Digital Manipulation: colour change
DOG - Golden retriever in car Digital Manipulation: colour change
To York, LNER poster, 1934
To York, LNER poster, 1934
Yorkshire Dales, LNER poster, 1923-1947
Yorkshire Dales, LNER poster, 1923-1947
Treasurers House, York, LNER poster, 1923-1947
Treasurers House, York, LNER poster, 1923-1947
York Minster, LNER poster, 1941
York Minster, LNER poster, 1941
Yorkshire Dales, BR (NER) poster, 1953
Yorkshire Dales, BR (NER) poster, 1953
Scarborough, LNER poster, 1930s
Scarborough, LNER poster, 1930s
Ripon, LNER poster, c 1930
Ripon, LNER poster, c 1930
Giants Refreshed, LNER poster, 1923-1948
Giants Refreshed, LNER poster, 1923-1948
Excursion to Thirsk, BR poster, 1950
Excursion to Thirsk, BR poster, 1950
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking

+

Shipping

+

Choices

+

Reviews

+

Guaranteed