Foxhounds invading a Victorian house
A member of the local fox hunt has followed the foxhounds into a smart house - thankfully, without his horse - where the behaviour of the hounds is causing considerable uproar. From aHandley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocksas Hunt.a by R S Surtees and illustrated by John Leech. Published in London by Bradbury and Evans in 1854.
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Child on a pony
A small boy whipping his pony up the road at speed, with a toddler in each pannier and the groom puffing along beside them, trying his best to keep up. From aR. Caldecottas Second Collection of Pictures and Songsa containing aThe Milkmaida, aHey Diddle Diddlea, Baby Buntinga, The Fox Jumps Over the Parsonas Gatea, aA Frog He Would a-Wooing Goa, aCome Lasses and Ladsa, aRide a Cock HorseaŠa, aA Farmer Went TrottingaŠa, aMrs Mary Blaizea and aThe Great Panjandrum Himselfa. Drawn by Randolph Caldecott; engraved and printed by E. Evans. Published by George Routledge & Sons, London & New York, c1885.
William Hogarth Marriage A La Mode The Lady's Death
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarth's Marriage A La Mode. Marriage A La Mode is a series of six pictures depicting a pointed skewering of upper class 18th century society. This moralistic warning shows the disastrous results of an ill-considered marriage for money and satirises patronage and aesthetics. The Countess has returned to her father's house after her husbandA¢AAs murder. The moral drama is concluded with her having moved from dissipation and vice to misery and shame, and finally to terminating her existence by suicide after her lover is hanged at Tyburn for murdering her husband.