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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

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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


20x30 inch Poster Print

Brighten up your space with the captivating 'Raining Cats and Dogs' poster print from Media Storehouse. This intriguing historical artwork, sourced from Science Photo Library, brings to life the whimsical expression of a heavy downpour. Featuring a lively scene of cats, dogs, and pitchforks seemingly raining down on a bustling town street, this print adds a touch of charm and intrigue to any room. Embrace the beauty of the unexpected and let the story of this classic saying come alive on your walls.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 76.8cm x 51.4cm (30.2" x 20.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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!

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