Mr Wind deflated

Charles Bennett


Wood engraving by an unidentified engraver

5¼ x1½ inches

Illustration for Paul de Musset,Mr Wind and Madam Rain,p.100.

A grotesque image in which the artist demonstrates his droll and off-beat humour. Positioned in the interface between comedy and horror, Mr Wind’s ghastly detumescence is the sort of mid-Victorian illustration that frightened its juvenile audience as much as it entertained it.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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