John Leech

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John Leech
1817-1864
The Stag at bay -"Never! I'll bolt or conquer!"
1845
Graphite on paper, mounted onto detached album page.
3 3/4 x 6 15/16 inches (95 x 177 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.583:11
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. XI 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 the Hon. Mr. Stag (see no. 8 of this series) barricaded in his room while a mob of men attempt to force the door.

Associated names: 

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

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