Victorian Pen & Ink Cartoon after CS Tregear Print Oh! Bill I can’t fix the punt


An original 19th-century pen & ink drawing, Victorian Cartoon after C.S. Tregear Print, Oh! Bill, I can’t fix the punt….

A hand-drawn copy after a popular, humorous print published by C.S. Tregear, 96 Cheapside, London. Gabriel Shear Tregear operated his Humorous and Sporting Print Shop from the 1820s to his death in 1841.

The text reads: "Oh! Bill, I can't fix the Punt."
"Then we shall lose our precious lives, for here's sich a virpool."

Minor age toning as shown.
23.8cm x 17.5cm.

This drawing forms part of a collection of Victorian 19th-century hand-drawn satirical cartoons and caricatures. Many of the drawings are after illustrator Robert Seymour’s popular lithographs in “Sketches by Seymour”; others are after renowned Punch illustrator John Leech. Very much a record of their time, many of the cartoons satirise contemporary figures and preoccupations, such as bourgeois anxieties over the rise of the urban working classes, the pompous activities of the gentleman game shooter and gluttonous alderman, the prudish lady bather and snobbish lady about town.

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Product code: JE-145

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