Friday, May 20, 2011

Victorian Illustration: 18th Century Horseman With Whip

In our continuing series from our Thackeray collection, we found riches among the pages of his novel of 18th century English country life, The Virginians. Our post for today includes our first depiction of a horse and his rider. The whip (which we had to clean up owing to a poorer than normal transition from original patina look to updated black and white) seems raised in a half threat. But the man on foot seems calm and ready for a chat. We hope to be able to give you some more views on this particular Thackeray set, dated from about 1859 in its first printing, with ours from an American edition of 1884.
For those among you who enjoy that old timey look, we are following our usual pattern of including its twin in original condition.
Happy Creativity!
Rose & Studio 

Scenes from Thackeray's The Virginians 
Part Two
18th Century Horse & Rider

Downloadable Version HERE

Original Patina
Downloadable Version HERE

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use

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