John Leech Cartoons

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Punch cartoons by John Leech. A wonderful, iconic cartoonist responsible for the great success of Punch from the mid 1840s to the mid 1860s. His social observations, whether highlighting the plight of the poor and forgotten; or the daily humour of family life and leisure in Victorian England, formed the tone and set the standard globally of how readers identified Punch magazine (and Great Britain) and what the English aspired to be. Beautifully detailed images in the tradition of Hogarth and Gustav Doré show a great affection for his subjects and a celebration of the Victorian Era.
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