Dec 3, 2013
Dec 3, 2013

London Types: Hawker

London Types: Hawker


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William Nicholson

(British, 1872–1949)

Woodcut hand-colored with watercolor

Support: Card stock

Sheet: 50.7 x 49.6 cm (19 15/16 x 19 1/2 in.); Border: 25.5 x 23 cm (10 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 2013.87.3

Catalogue raisonné: Campbell 53A



At the turn of the last century, civic pride inspired stories, songs, poems, and images of London and its people—both noble and humble. William Nicholson personified Londoners, such as hawkers selling trinkets, with his London Types. The series proved so popular that William Ernst Henley composed poems to accompany each print. Tourists could imagine encountering each of Nicholson's characters, from the barmaid to the beefeater, and locals could say, "I know him."

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