'This is Inconvenient', London, 1824.
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Hand-coloured engraving by Streightshank published by Harriet Knight. A humorous illustration of a fashionable woman as she defends herself against a gust of wind and rain with an umbrella which has broken. Taken from a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton.