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Dear me! What bad Manners!” | Illustration | 1930s

Colour illustration to accompany the children’s story A Fuss About Nothing, published in the 1930s. Presented in a 10 inch by 12 inch Daler-Rowney Poster Black mount and ready to be framed.

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“Dear me! What bad Manners!” | Illustration | 1930s

One day Tom Puss climbed over the wall into the sunny yard, and sat down upon the grindstone. Directly they saw him, the geese began to talk all at once. You never can teach geese to behave nicely to visitors. They are too silly to learn.

This colourful vintage illustration depicts a wise farm cat calmly surveying a gaggle of impolite geese. The print comes from a disbound children’s annual published in the 1930s, but we have no further information on the artist and author – we know only that the cat is referred to as Tom Puss and that the illustration accompanies a story titled A Fuss About Nothing. The story fragment found on the rear of this print has been duplicated on an extra gallery label and attached to the back of the mount (as shown in the pictures).

This print has been professionally mounted with quality pH neutral materials and is ready to give as a gift or place into your choice of 10″ x 12″ frame. As with all prints from Thrilled Kitty, this piece is guaranteed to be a vintage or antique work and not a modern copy or reproduction.

Condition Report: This print is in excellent condition, with no foxing evident and just the slightest age-related tanning of the paper. Colours remain vivid and bright. Bears some very minor marks from the passage of time, but we note nothing that distracts from its overall appearance. Printed text on the reverse may be faintly seen on close inspection. The sheet lies flat in the mount.

Type: Book Illustration (Explain this)

Mount & Under-mount Materials: Daler-Rowney Poster Black

Framed or Unframed: Unframed (See our Framing Guide for help)

Frame Size Required: 10 inches x 12 inches (25.5 cm x 30.5 cm approx.)

Orientation (Portrait or Landscape): Portrait

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Weight 115 g
Dimensions 255 × 305 × 3 mm