Whittington Resting on Highgate-Hill - from a painting by F. Newnham, 1858. 'Whether all the wonderful stories which have been told of Whittington and his cat be true or not, the stone still stands on Highgate-hill marking the spot where he is supposed to have sat down to rest, and to have heard the welcome chimes of Bow bells, "Turn again, Whittington, Lord Mayor of London!"...we give an Engraving from a picture representing this incident, to which an interesting story is attached. On the formation of the Whittington Club, some dozen years ago, the late Douglas Jerrold gave his zealous exertions towards the promotion of the scheme, and afterwards presented to the institution this very picture, painted by F. Newenham, so appropriately consummating the career of the man after whom it was called. This picture perished in the fire which four years ago destroyed the club; but fortunately a copy had already been obtained of it for publication in this Journal, and the Engraving from it which we now offer comes very appropriately in connection with the inaugural assembly at the new clubhouse'. From "Illustrated London News", 1858.
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