Monday, June 28, 2010

Frederick Barnard 'The Guards Band in the Park'

Illustrated London News
11 June 1870


Hels said...

Super drawing: BIG band and lots of hangers-on. Those children look neglected, so it is not surprising that Dickens wanted Barnard to illustrate some of his work.

I have created a link to a post that is scheduled for 20th July. Mny thanks

Hermes said...

Neglected certainly - but they look happy. Its amazing to me how children can make something out of so little. I wonder if a lot of modern children are so different - better clothes certainly but left for hours in front of their xbox / tv and fed from McDonalds.