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An Unpopular Idol! How Billy and His Sunday-Schoolmates Intend to Wreak Their Vengeance, if only a Snow-Storm Be Propitious, On the Embankment Some Sunday Afternoon About Christmas-Time

Phil May (1864-1903)

SIGNED AND DATED 1902
INSCRIBED 'SUNDAY IN THE EMBANKMENT GARDENS
TIME 2.45PM 1ST URCHIN 'COME ON BILLY – IT'S SCHOOL TIME'
2ND D 'LET'S GIVE HIM ANOTHER FIRST'
(THEY SNOWBALL STATUE RIGOROUSLY AND EXEUNT.)' BELOW MOUNT
PEN AND INK
10 1/4 X 8 1/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: WILLIAM LEVER, 1ST VISCOUNT LEVERHULME;
M W INGRAM
ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 24 DECEMBER 1902, PAGE 435
LITERATURE: THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, DECEMBER 1958, PAGE 16, AS
'SUNDAY SNOWBALLS FOR THE FOUNDER OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS: A
THAMES EMBANKMENT SCENE DRAWN BY PHIL MAY'
EXHIBITED: 'THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY: TREASURES AND PLEASURES',
MARCH - APRIL 2014, NO 145;
'THE ILLUSTRATORS. THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION
1880-2017', NOVEMBER 2017-JANUARY 2018, NO 81


Price
£4,500

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