In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb (or vice versa?)

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Cruikshank’s scene of chaos on the London streets in March is a reminder of just how variable March weather can be. Here’s another equally windy scene from my collection. The little watercolour sketch is undated and unsigned, but looks about 1820s to me.

windy-weather

So – keep tight hold of your umbrella – or remember that Beau Brummel considered that no gentleman would be seen with one and take a sedan chair instead.

 

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2 responses to “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb (or vice versa?)

  1. Great fun! I wonder if the second image is Bunbury (Henry William, not the imposter from The Importance of Being Earnest!) 😉 It looks similar to his style..?

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