John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
The wrong station. Policeman, "No, sir-this aint the Great Western. This is the London and Birmingham"
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
4 1/8 x 6 15/16 inches (104 x 177 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:10
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. X 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 policeman addressing a family of travellers laden with luggage as they hurry towards a building labeled "Parcel offices."

Associated names: 

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

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