John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
Out with the Hounds-Meeting with Something Like a Check!
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
3 5/8 x 6 inches (93 x 153 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:1
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Reproduced in: The illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914 / Gordon N. Ray. New York ; London : Oxford Univ. Pr., 1976, p. 85.

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Original drawing for no. I of a series of 12 illustrations entitled "Railway miseries," which appeared in "Punch's almanack for 1846," published in: Punch, vol. 10, Jan.-June, 1846.

Summary: 

Drawing shows a mounted hunting party brought to a halt behind a fence beside a railroad track. A train approaches as the men look on in dismay and the hounds continue across the tracks and up the opposite bank.

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Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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