Va benone...ecco che piove!
- Place of origin:
ca. 1904 (made)
- Materials and Techniques:
- Credit Line:
Given by Dr E. J. Dingwall
- Museum number:
- Gallery location:
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 507, box II
The Milford Haven Collection consists of 442 specimans of French, Italian and German erotic postcards of considerable interest including a number of rare movable cards, all dating from the early years of the twentieth century. The collection illustrates with great clarity the various styles particular to each region. The cards have been arranged in three albums, according to the subject matter with which they deal, highlighting the original collector's strong interest in scatological subjects.
A postcard depicting a man in tall hat and carrying a large red umbrella standing on a footpath beneath another path running above. A dog is urinating on the top path, onto the man's hat and he is opening his umbrella against the 'rain', saying: 'That's good. Here is the rain.'
Place of Origin
ca. 1904 (made)
Materials and Techniques
Marks and inscriptions
'SECTIONS 7 8 10 11 12 / Post Cards / The Milford Haven Collection / of / Post Cards. / Numbers 323 - 326 / " 336 - 340 / " 420 - 441 / " 453 - 504 / " 508 - 515'
Labels and text printed on album cover
'Va benone....ecco che piove!'
printed on pastcard, recto
Height: 13.6 cm album, Width: 21 cm album, Depth: 5.5 cm album, Height: 9 cm card, Width: 14 cm card
Object history note
This collection of 'Cartes postales fantaisistes' was at one time part of the collection of a member of the Milford Haven family. The collection consists of 442 postcards mounted in three bound albums and accompanied by a typed catalogue dated 1960. It was acquired in 1960 by E.J. Dingwell.
Postcard, Milford Haven Collection, 'Va benone...ecco che piove!', Man putting up his umbrella against 'rain' caused by dog urinating, lithograph, Italian, ca.1904
Printing ink; Card
Postcards; Dogs; Urine; Umbrellas
Postcards; Ephemera; Erotica
Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection