John Charlton. "A Sketch at the Morning Bicycle Parade in Hyde Park 'The Old Love and the New.'"
London: The Graphic, June 13, 1896. 12 x 8 7/8. Wood engraving. Excellent condition.
A charming juxtaposition of a woman bicyclist between two horseback riders, one on sidesaddle, all on a morning outing in London's Hyde Park.
This print is from the English illustrated newspaper The Graphic. These newspapers, usually issued weekly in England and America, were made popular by the inclusion of wood engravings. These publications, filled with current text and a multitude of illustrations, became extremely popular from their first appearance with the Illustrated London News in 1842. This paper was followed in England by The Graphic in 1869. This source provides us with many images of all parts of the world in the nineteenth century, most of which would not exist without these papers. This is a fine example of the output of one of the two most successful papers in England; a visual feast for the eyes.