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Background imageLeech Collection: Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech

Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech
Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. The irascible, curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, sitting alone on Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghost of Marley, his late business partner

Background imageLeech Collection: The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. Artist: John Leech

The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. Artist: John Leech
The Great Lozenge-Maker. A Hint to Paterfamilias, 1858. This cartoon indicts the sweet-making industry. At the time, many strange, and possibly noxious ingredients were used in sweets

Background imageLeech Collection: A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. Artist: John Leech

A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. Artist: John Leech
A Christmas Carol: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, 1843. This novella was the earliest and most popular of Charles Dickens Christmas stories

Background imageLeech Collection: Field of Battle (in a fog) near Barnet, . Artist: John Leech

Field of Battle (in a fog) near Barnet, . Artist: John Leech
Field of Battle (in a fog) near Barnet, c1860, (c1860). The Battle of Barnet was a decisive engagement in the Wars of the Roses

Background imageLeech Collection: Rot the beggar exclaims Romford, 1865. Artists: John Leech, Hablot Knight Browne

Rot the beggar exclaims Romford, 1865. Artists: John Leech, Hablot Knight Browne
Rot the beggar exclaims Romford, 1865. From Mr. Facey Romfords Hounds, written by Robert Smith Surtees, illustrated by John Leech and H.K. Phiz Browne. [Bradbury, Evans & Co. London, 1865]

Background imageLeech Collection: Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford, 1865. Artists: John Leech, Hablot Knight Browne

Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford, 1865. Artists: John Leech, Hablot Knight Browne
Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford, 1865. From Mr. Facey Romfords Hounds, written by Robert Smith Surtees, illustrated by John Leech and H.K. Phiz Browne. [Bradbury, Evans & Co. London, 1865]

Background imageLeech Collection: Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. Artist: John Leech

Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. Artist: John Leech
Discovery of Guido Fawkes by Suffolk and Mounteagle, 1850. A satirical illustration on the capture of Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes is the best known of the conspirators behind a Roman Catholic conspiracy

Background imageLeech Collection: Take away that Bauble: Cromwell dissolving the long Parliament, 1850. Artist: John Leech

Take away that Bauble: Cromwell dissolving the long Parliament, 1850. Artist: John Leech
Take away that Bauble: Cromwell dissolving the long Parliament, 1850. A satirical illustration on the expulsion of Members of Parliamnet by Cromwell, 1653

Background imageLeech Collection: Le Terrible Régisseur, 1864. Creator: Honore Daumier

Le Terrible Régisseur, 1864. Creator: Honore Daumier
Le Terrible Regisseur, 1864. The scary stage manager. - Comment vous me dites que vous avez manque la repetition au jour d'hui parceque vous avez pose des sangsues a votre mere?

Background imageLeech Collection: Mon cher je t'assure que je te... 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier

Mon cher je t'assure que je te... 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier
Mon cher je t'assure que je te... 1845. Mon cher je t'assure que je te trouve mauvaise mine ce matin....ce n'est pas en medecin que je te parle

Background imageLeech Collection: Sketch from Punch Memorials of the Great Exhibition 1851, 1851. Creator: Leech, John (1817-1864)

Sketch from Punch Memorials of the Great Exhibition 1851, 1851. Creator: Leech, John (1817-1864)
Sketch from Punch Memorials of the Great Exhibition 1851, 1851. Private Collection

Background imageLeech Collection: The Cupper (Kopster), 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

The Cupper (Kopster), 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
The Cupper (Kopster), 1695

Background imageLeech Collection: A Consultation about the State of Turkey. Punch, September 17, 1853, 1853. Creator: Leech

A Consultation about the State of Turkey. Punch, September 17, 1853, 1853. Creator: Leech
A Consultation about the State of Turkey. Punch, September 17, 1853, 1853. Private Collection

Background imageLeech Collection: The Kill, on The Cat & Custard Pot Day, c1854. Creator: John Leech

The Kill, on The Cat & Custard Pot Day, c1854. Creator: John Leech
The Kill, on The Cat & Custard Pot Day, c1854. Fox hunting scene: Mr Jorrocks holds aloft the foxs brush after the Kill, (the ripping to pieces of the fox by the hounds)

Background imageLeech Collection: King James rescued from the New River, 1897. Creator: John Leech

King James rescued from the New River, 1897. Creator: John Leech
King James rescued from the New River, 1897. King James I of England (1566-1625) granted a charter in 1604 for the design and construction of the New River

Background imageLeech Collection: Leech, 1798. Creator: Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin

Leech, 1798. Creator: Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin
Leech, 1798

Background imageLeech Collection: St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Master Matthew (Mr. Leech), 1845

St. Jamess Theatre - The Amateurs - Master Matthew (Mr. Leech), 1845. London stage production starring amateur actors in two plays: Ben Jonsons " Every Man in his Humour"

Background imageLeech Collection: [John Leech], 1860s. Creator: Camille Silvy

[John Leech], 1860s. Creator: Camille Silvy
[John Leech], 1860s

Background imageLeech Collection: The Pike is a voracious fish and bites readily in the Winter months-Old Gentleman

The Pike is a voracious fish and bites readily in the Winter months-Old Gentleman is VERY fond of fishing, 1830-64

Background imageLeech Collection: The Riverside, Favourable Wind and the Trout Rising as Fast as Possible, 1830-64

The Riverside, Favourable Wind and the Trout Rising as Fast as Possible, 1830-64

Background imageLeech Collection: Comic Sketch, 1837-64. Creator: John Leech

Comic Sketch, 1837-64. Creator: John Leech
Comic Sketch, 1837-64

Background imageLeech Collection: London at the Sea Side, 1830-64. Creator: John Leech

London at the Sea Side, 1830-64. Creator: John Leech
London at the Sea Side, 1830-64

Background imageLeech Collection: Vegetarian Odd Fellows: or, Carrott and Pa-Snip, 1837-64. Creator: John Leech

Vegetarian Odd Fellows: or, Carrott and Pa-Snip, 1837-64. Creator: John Leech
Vegetarian Odd Fellows: or, Carrott and Pa-Snip, 1837-64

Background imageLeech Collection: Preparing for the Pantomime, 1836-64. Creator: John Leech

Preparing for the Pantomime, 1836-64. Creator: John Leech
Preparing for the Pantomime, 1836-64

Background imageLeech Collection: Kitchen Staff (recto); Mountainous Landscape with Hiker (verso), 1837-64

Kitchen Staff (recto); Mountainous Landscape with Hiker (verso), 1837-64

Background imageLeech Collection: Have You Been to the Pump, Simpson?, 1837-64. Creator: John Leech

Have You Been to the Pump, Simpson?, 1837-64. Creator: John Leech
Have You Been to the Pump, Simpson?, 1837-64

Background imageLeech Collection: Sir John Leech, Vice Chancellor, c1820. Creator: T Wright

Sir John Leech, Vice Chancellor, c1820. Creator: T Wright
Sir John Leech, Vice Chancellor, c1820. Portrait of British lawyer Sir John Leach (1760-1834), Master of the Rolls. From an album containing portraits

Background imageLeech Collection: Henry VII. and Perkin Warbecks Wife, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry VII. and Perkin Warbecks Wife, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry VII. and Perkin Warbecks Wife, 1897. Lady Catherine Gordon, wife of pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck, kneels sobbing at the feet of King Henry VII who is dressed anachronistically in

Background imageLeech Collection: Mr. Jogglebury Crowdey with his dog and his gun, c1860s. Creator: John Leech

Mr. Jogglebury Crowdey with his dog and his gun, c1860s. Creator: John Leech
Mr. Jogglebury Crowdey with his dog and his gun, c1860s. Humorous scene: two men, one with smoking shotgun, and dog chasing a rabbit

Background imageLeech Collection: Miss Shannons arrival at Baldon Hall, 1855. Creator: John Leech

Miss Shannons arrival at Baldon Hall, 1855. Creator: John Leech
Miss Shannons arrival at Baldon Hall, 1855

Background imageLeech Collection: Flight of Rookwood, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Flight of Rookwood, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Flight of Rookwood, 1897. Ambrose Rookwood (c1578-1606) was a member of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He fled London to warn the other conspirators that Guy Fawkes had been caught

Background imageLeech Collection: Hostilities between England and France, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Hostilities between England and France, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Hostilities between England and France, 1897. A Frenchman, wearing a full skirt and Phrygian cap, threatens a top-hatted Englishman at the point of a bayonet

Background imageLeech Collection: Good Queen Bess, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Good Queen Bess, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Good Queen Bess, 1897. Queen Elizabeth I in a large ruff, glasses and unusual hat. Behind her a cockatoo perches on the letter T

Background imageLeech Collection: The Second George, 1897. Creator: John Leech

The Second George, 1897. Creator: John Leech
The Second George, 1897. Caricature of King George II of Britain and Ireland (1683-1760). From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageLeech Collection: Northumberland making a Speech, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Northumberland making a Speech, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Northumberland making a Speech, 1897. The Duke appears before a crowd, at a window in the shape of the letter A. (John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504-1553)

Background imageLeech Collection: Looking for Admiral Byng, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Looking for Admiral Byng, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Looking for Admiral Byng, 1897. British admiral John John Byng (1704-1757) was shot on board the Monarque, at Spithead, for Misbehaviour before the French Fleet in the Mediterranean

Background imageLeech Collection: Philip (of England and Spain) hears of his wifes death, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Philip (of England and Spain) hears of his wifes death, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Philip (of England and Spain) hears of his wifes death, 1897.Philip celebrates by throwing his hat in the air. (King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) married Queen Mary I of England (1516-1558) in 1554

Background imageLeech Collection: King James having a Holiday, 1897. Creator: John Leech

King James having a Holiday, 1897. Creator: John Leech
King James having a Holiday, 1897. James I wearing exaggeratedly wide breeches, holds an unusual bird in his gloved hand. (King James VI and I (1566-1625) was a keen huntsman)

Background imageLeech Collection: George I. putting on a clean Collar, 1897. Creator: John Leech

George I. putting on a clean Collar, 1897. Creator: John Leech
George I. putting on a clean Collar, 1897. King George I of Great Britain (1660-1727) is shown with a pot belly and an exaggerated collar

Background imageLeech Collection: English Archer of the Period (from such a rare old print), 1897. Creator: John Leech

English Archer of the Period (from such a rare old print), 1897. Creator: John Leech
English Archer of the Period (from such a rare old print), 1897. Medieval longbowman in metal breastplate and helmet. From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageLeech Collection: Discovery of the Laws of Gravitation by Isaac Newton, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Discovery of the Laws of Gravitation by Isaac Newton, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Discovery of the Laws of Gravitation by Isaac Newton, 1897. English scientist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) discovered gravity when he watched an apple fall

Background imageLeech Collection: Sir Thomas Wyatt surrendering to Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Sir Thomas Wyatt surrendering to Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Sir Thomas Wyatt surrendering to Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1897. (Rebel leader Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1544) was involved in the failed attempt to install Lady Jane Grey on the English throne

Background imageLeech Collection: Awkward Mistake, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Awkward Mistake, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Awkward Mistake, 1897. An unfortunate soldier receives a cannonball in the stomach. From " The Comic History of England" by Gilbert Abbott A Beckett

Background imageLeech Collection: Edwards pretty new toy, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Edwards pretty new toy, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Edwards pretty new toy, 1897. Prince Edward plays with his crown. (Edward (1537-1553) ruled as King Edward VI from 1547 until his death aged 15)

Background imageLeech Collection: Dutch William, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Dutch William, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Dutch William, 1897. Caricature of King William III of England (1650-1702) as a Roman emperor, with sandals and a laurel wreath

Background imageLeech Collection: Henry wooing Catherine Parr, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Henry wooing Catherine Parr, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Henry wooing Catherine Parr, 1897. An obese King Henry VIII kneels and takes the hand of Catherine Parr. (Henry and Catherine, his sixth and last wife, were married from 1543 until his death in 1548)

Background imageLeech Collection: Philip of Spain, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Philip of Spain, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Philip of Spain, 1897. King Philip in feathered cap, ruff, cape, doublet and hose. (King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) married Queen Mary I of England (1516-1558) in 1554)

Background imageLeech Collection: Great Seal of William and Mary, 1897. Creator: John Leech

Great Seal of William and Mary, 1897. Creator: John Leech
Great Seal of William and Mary, 1897. The royal seal of King William III (1650-1702) and Queen Mary II (1662-1694) of Great Britain and Ireland



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