A new dog-fancy: the Basset Hounds by Louis Wain
Engraving by Louis Wain showing four naughty basset hounds teasing two scared black and white cats. A fifth basset hound enters the room looking coy but unrepentant with a whip in its mouth. A third cat seeks sanctuary under an appropriately named book, and an upset ink well stains the rug. Date: 1884
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Young Oxford Student, College Master and Bulldogs
A young Oxford student greets the Master of his College with all due deference (making sure to hide his smoking pipe behind his back), whilst the Bulldogs (College security) look on with less calm acceptance, as they realise they have found the culprit of some misdemeanour. The result is shown on the right as the two heavies chase their target!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Origin Species, CH Bennett, Naughty boy - monkey
'A Monkey Trick'. Satire on Darwin's 'Origin of Species' showing the evolution of a naughty boy who pokes a stick at a caged parrott, from a monkey. But beware, the parrot has evolved into a stern old Commodore who now holds the fate of the money in his own hands. Even the cage in which the parrot lived has evolved into a balloon which carries off that naughty monkey.
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