John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
Scene.-Maidenhead Station. Porter, "Is this your luggage, sir?" ...
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
3 3/4 x 6 15/16 inches (96 x 176 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:9
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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: ... Piscator, "Confound it, no! We want some fishing-rods, a can of live-bait, and a hamper." Porter, "Oh-do you, sir? Why they're gone on to Bristol".
Original drawing for no. IX 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 two travellers in front of a railroad station, one of whom holds a fishing net; a porter with a pile of luggage and umbrellas holds up a parrot in a cage and a box labeled "Care glass."

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

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