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Looking Forward To Christmas

December 4, 2020
by the gentle author

On this cold and frosty morning, I open the fourth window on my advent calendar and look forward to the festive season. To help you find gifts to entertain you and your loved ones during the long winter nights, we are having an ADVENT SALE with all titles in our online shop discounted by 50% until midnight on Sunday. Enter code ADVENT at checkout.

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A swallow at Christmas

George Cruikshank‘s illustrations of yuletide in London 1838-53 from his Comic Almanack remind us how much has changed and also how little has changed. (You can click on any of these images to enlarge)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Christmas dining

Christmas bustle

Boxing day

Hard frost

A picture in the gallery

Theatrical dinner

The Parlour & the Cellar

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s birth

Twelfth Night – Drawing characters

January – Last year’s bills

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3 Responses leave one →
  1. December 4, 2020

    Love the X,mas sketches they are wonderful and some quite comical.Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and have a good X,mas

  2. Jill Wilson permalink
    December 4, 2020

    The expressions of the characters on New Year’s Day made me chuckle…

    Let’s hope 2021 really is a better year!

  3. December 4, 2020

    I love every George Cruikshank illustration I have ever seen. So comic,yet they each tell their own tale.

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