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Very unpleasant weather or The old saying verified: Raining cats, dogs and pitchforks

Very unpleasant weather or The old saying verified: Raining cats, dogs and pitchforks
(1820); published 1835
from the Cruikshankiana series, published by Thomas McLean, London, 1835

Medium
etching with later hand-colouring
Measurements
22.5 × 36.0 cm (image) 25.9 × 38.4 cm (plate) 37.5 × 56.3 cm irreg. (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
BM Satires 14084 ii/ii; Cohn 212, 2074 ii/ii; Reid 949 ii/ii
Edition
2nd of 2 states
Inscription
printed in ink l.l.: Cruikshank fecit
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: AE. (monogram) del.t (t in superscript above . )
printed in ink l.r.: Pub,,d (d in superscript above ,, ) by Tho,s (s in superscript above , ) M,,cLean, (c in superscript above ,, ) 26,Haymarket, Aug,,t (t in superscript above ,, ) 1,,st (st in superscript above ,, ) 1835.
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: Very unpleasant weather, or, the Old saying verified “Raining Cats, Dogs, & Pitchforks” !!!_
printed in ink (in image) (on sign) u.l.: Cheap Safe / & Expedious- / Travelling - / Pig & Whistle to the / Cow & Snuffers / WINCHESTER HANTS
printed in ink (in image) (in speech bubble) c.l.: cats meat, dogs meat!
printed in ink (in image) (on carriage) c.r.: 2072
printed in ink (in image) (on box) l.r.: GLASS / KEEP this side upward
Accession Number
4203.20-3
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr B. Moore, 1899
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display