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Nursery Rhyme Illustrations Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

A collection of cute illustrations from children's books published in the 18th Century

Choose from 72 pictures in our Nursery Rhyme Illustrations collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


As I Was Going Up Pippen Hill - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration Featured Nursery Rhyme Illustrations Print

As I Was Going Up Pippen Hill - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

A young man dressed in medieval attire greeting a young lady who is dropping a curtsey. Meanwhile, a man with a broom sweeps Pippen Hill's footpath and we are treated to the sight of a European fantasy town below with a small sailing ship on the sea containing a man whose size compared with the neighbouring spires appears to be gigantic.
"As I was going up Pippen hill - Pippen hill was dirty - There I met a pretty miss - And she dropt me a curtsey - Little miss pretty miss - Blessings light upon you - If I had a half a crown a day - I'd spend it all on you."
From "Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva" illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co

Gray goose and gander, Waft Your Wings Together - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration Featured Nursery Rhyme Illustrations Print

Gray goose and gander, Waft Your Wings Together - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

A medieval princess and her ladies-in-waiting wish to cross the river, together with her luggage. Their pageboy summons a pair of passing geese and instructs them to use their wings to create a safe seat to transport the princess, while a sour-looking dog standing on the riverbank ponders on whether he will be expected to carry the remaining ladies and the page, as well as the luggage.
"Gray goose and gander - Waft your wings together - And carry the good king's daughter - Over the one-strand river."
From "Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva" illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co

Three Wise Men of Gotham - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration Featured Nursery Rhyme Illustrations Print

Three Wise Men of Gotham - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

Three medieval-style men in a cracked bowl, which they are using as a boat on a rough sea. One of them looks sea-sick, another is carrying an open umbrella - presumably to use as a sail - and the other is using a very large spoon as a paddle. They won't get far.
The rhyme refers to a supposed incident in Gotham, Nottinghamshire, in England, when the villagers pretended to be imbeciles in order to discourage King John who was planning to build a hunting lodge there. As a result, he changed his mind.
"Three wise men of Gotham - Went to sea in a bowl - If the bowl had been stronger - My song had been longer."
From "Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva" illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co