'Cologne to Bonn'. Richard Doyke, 1855. Wood engraving, cut by Swain; detail of a larger composition measuring 4½ x 6¾ inches. An illustration showing Brown, Jones and Robinson rushing for the train; Brown is only seen being pushed into a carriage while the other two defy time in a dynamic composition of tensioned diagonals, trailing clothes and spilling objects, with one of the trio dropping his guide onto the platform. The occupants of 'Classe 3', already safely ensconced, look on curiously as the incompetent English tourists narrowly make their connection. [Click on image to enlarge it.]
- The Mistake of Going on Holiday: Travel, Tourism and Leisure in Early and Mid- Victorian Illustration
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- Brown, Jones and Robinson board the train to the Continent
- The Platform at Ludgate. The British public waiting for the 8.37 train (Fun on the rush hour)
- Punch on the Railways
Doyle, Richard. The Foreign Tour of Messrs. Brown, Jones and Robinson. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855.
Created 2 May 2020