John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
Scene-Fleet Street. Time-7 min. to starting time. Policeman loq.-"Brighton Station? You can't come this way-you must go round by Holbern"
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
4 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches (105 x 175 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:5
Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Bibliography: 

The illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914 / Gordon N. Ray. New York ; London : Oxford Univ. Pr., 1976, p. 85.

Notes: 

Original drawing for no. V 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 heavily laden traveller's coach being redirected by a policeman; they are surrounded by construction work and a sign in the background reads "By order of the Lord Mayor."

Associated names: 

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

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