Victorian 19th-century Pen & Ink Cartoon Drawing, Gentleman Angler in the Rain


An original 19th-century pen & ink drawing, Victorian Cartoon, Gentleman Angler in the Rain.

A humorous Victorian cartoon: a well-dressed gentleman sitting rather pompously in a rowing boat is reduced to a comic figure as the rain pours down. This is likely a copy after a popular print of the day.

The text reads: "Boat ahoy I want to come ashore".

Laid down on backing paper.

Unsigned. Inscribed below on the backing paper.
There is some age toning and historic glue marks as shown.
17.6cm x 13.1cm.

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-136

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