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Caught in a Squall

  • Object:

    Satirical print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886 (artist)
    Rock & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box G

Physical description

A young woman caught in a gust of wind which fills out her pink and white plaid crinoline skirt, revealing petticoats and ankle boots, her long, loose hair blowing in the wind. She holds her small hat on with one hand and a parasol with the other. A small dog walks beside her, also windswept.
1 of 30 comic visiting cards, some hand-coloured.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1860s (made)


Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886 (artist)
Rock & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 9.53 cm, Width: 6.35 cm

Descriptive line

Caught in a Squall
One of 30 satirical cards parodying carte-de-visites and calling-cards. Published by Rock & Co, London, 1860s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Lithographic ink


Lithography; Engraving


Visiting and announcement cards; Caricatures & Cartoons; Satire; Prints; Women's clothes; Day wear; Hats & headwear; Hair and hairstyles


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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