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Edward Lear, Hey, Diddle, Diddle (a New Version)

Edward Lear, “The little dog laughed to see such sport.” Pen and brown ink on laid paper watermarked with Britannia. 16.2 by 20.3 cm., 6 1/4 by 8 in. Provenance With Gooden and Fox, London (pre-1973); Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) Lear … Continue reading

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Pussycat Pussycat

“Pussycat pussycat, where have you been?” “I’ve been up to London to visit the Queen.” “Pussycat pussycat, what did you there?” “I frightened a little mouse under her chair” “MEOWW!” First published in London during 1805 in the book Songs … Continue reading

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The Maid Was in the Garden

Edward Lear, “The Maid was in the garden, a hanging out the clothes”, original illustration for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, pen and black ink on Whatman laid paper with partial watermark, sheet 138 x 220 mm. (5 3/8 x … Continue reading

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Mother Goose Dusts the Moon

Peter Newell, cover for Harper’s Young People: An Illustrated Weekly, vol. VL No. 279, 3 March 1885. For more moon dusting see Aliquis’s The Flight of the Old Woman Who was Tossed Up in a Basket.

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George C. Chappelle, ‘Twas Ever Thus

George C. Chappelle, “‘Twas Ever Thus.” Sculpture by Gilbert White. The Metropolitan Magazine, vol. XXII no. 6, September 1905, p. 773.

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Jimmy Swinnerton’s Mother Goose

The early comics supplements in American newspapers often used traditional nonsense and nursery rhymes to fill their pages. Here is an example of an updated version of Mother Goose rhymes by one of the pioneers of comics, Jimmy Swinnerton; it … Continue reading

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