John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
Scene - Wolverton Station
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
3 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches (94 x 175 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:4
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: 

Published cartoon caption reads: Scene.-Wolverton Station. Passengers (all together), "Hallo! There's the bell! Very hot-very shameful-very-very." Exeunt passengers.
Original drawing for no. IV 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 group of disgruntled railway passengers attempting to eat bowls of steaming hot soup served to them at a station stop while a conductor rings the bell for boarding.

Associated names: 

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

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