The Campbells are Coming

The Campbells are Coming

William Ralston

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain of a pen and ink drawing.

3 x 2½ inches

Punch (28 June 1871): 31.

This small illustration typifies Ralston’s arch humour. Produced at a time when Mauchline ware, tartan and other souvenirs from Scotland were hugely popular, he points to the faddishness of the latest craze.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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