This original artwork was produced by Victorian artist Lilian Lancaster [Tennant] (1852–1939) who was well known through her caricature maps published in Geographical Fun (1869).
Her designs often used motives from folktales and mythology such as this map of Scotland incorporating the image of Dick Whittington and his Cat dancing in a meadow.
A fairy and wild flowers illustrate the Outer Hebrides whilst the Scottish Highlands are shown with a cherub carrying a bow and off shore islands can be seen as mice and rats.
- Article by:
- Judith Flanders
- Popular culture, The middle classes
Judith Flanders describes how many of our own Christmas traditions – from trees and crackers to cards and carols – have their origins in 19th-century industrial and commercial interests.