Friday, July 26, 2013

Drawing of the Day: The Langlumé Pick-pocket Punch, 19th C.

Lithograph, hand-colored
Nineteenth Century
The George Speaight Archive
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Tragedy and comedy often go hand-in-hand, or, in this case, hand-in-pocket.

A stoop-shouldered man is so entranced by Mr. Punch's antics, that he's unaware that he's being pick-pocketed. Punch would approve.

Hand colored with watercolor, the print was published in Paris by Nöel et Dauty in the mid-to-late Nineteenth Century. The lithographer is listed as J. Langlumé.

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