John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
Scene-A terminus. Sheriff's officer, "You are, I believe, the Hon. Mr. Stag, Provisional Director of the West Diddlesex?" ...
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
3 13/16 x 7 inches (97 x 178 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:8
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.

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Caption continues: ... Hon. Mr. Stag, "Ahem,-Ye-is." Sheriff's officer, "Off to France, I believe, sir?" Hon. Mr. Stag, "Ye-is." Sheriff's officer, "Sorry to trouble you, but you must come with me, sir"
Original drawing for no. VIII 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 sheriff's officer holding a writ behind his back and addressing a scowling man seated in railroad car labeled "London Dover."

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

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