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Friday, April 08, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring

Anyone else getting tired of April showers already? Complaining about the weather is a time-honored tradition, and here are some rain-themed illustrations from English comic illustrator George Cruikshank to tide you over until the sun comes out.

George Cruikshank. April from The comic almanack for 1835. London, 1835. 1954.1880.3200

George Cruikshank. Boys returning to school from Peter Parley's tales about Christmas. London: Tegg, 1839. 1954.1880.3193

George Cruikshank, untitled woodcut from George Cruikshank's table book. London, 1845. 1954.1880.2492

George Cruikshank, Entre to the Opera. Dick Wildfire & his friends going to see life among the figurantes. London: John Fairburn, 1822. 1954.1880.1461

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