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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.


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

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

Featured Nursery Rhyme Illustrations Print

'See Saw Margery Daw' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration

Margery Daw sitting on a seesaw holding a bag of coins, which she has acquired through selling her mattress to a man who, for some reason, is wearing several hats. The nursery rhyme calls her a ?dirty slut' and it should be explained that 'slut' did not always have the current meaning of a sexually promiscuous woman - it used to mean a woman who was slovenly, lazy, didn't do housework, or who was untidy in appearance. So Margery Daw has sold her bed, not her body.
?See Saw Margery Daw - Sold her bed and lay upon straw - Wasn't she a dirty slut - To sell her bed and lie in he dirt.?
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