George, No. 13435
Below the title - "Drawn from the Life on the Cliff Brighton." A burlesqued tailor with a huge paunch and small legs stands in profile to the l., facing a gale and rain, encumbered with a little girl clinging to his neck, and by a large roll of cloth under the r. arm; he tries to open his umbrella, having placed his cane between his legs; tied to the handle in a handkerchief are books of patterns, which are blowing away, like his wig, hat, and the child's bonnet; his coat, with tape-measure, streams behind him. Sea-gulls swoop towards him. A wind-swept dog turns its tail to the wind, cowering in terror. Behind are rails along the cliff and (below) the sea; three storm-tossed ships in full sail show how sudden was the squall. Below the title five lines from Byron's "Bride of Abydos": Though rising gale & breaking foam/ And shrieking sea-birds warned him home/ And clouds aloft & tides below/ With signs & sounds forbade to go/ He could not see, he would not hear -
Reid, No. 881. Cohn, No. 2024.
(from George, vol. IX)
caricatures; children; coastlines; environmental disasters; headdresses; humor; satire; storms; text; travelers; wind; dogs
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