It Rains it Shines, the Devil Whipping his Wife | William Holbrook Beard | 19th Century

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Size: 11"x14"

"It Rains it Shines, the Devil Whipping his Wife" by William Holbrook Beard depicts a striking contrast between the serene surface world and the chaotic underworld. In the upper half of the painting, there is a tranquil rural landscape with a figure walking through a field under a cloudy sky, suggesting a peaceful, everyday scene. The colors are soft and natural, contributing to the calm atmosphere.

In stark contrast, the lower half of the painting reveals a dark and tumultuous underworld. This subterranean scene is filled with demonic figures, including the Devil himself, engaged in violent and chaotic activities. The lighting is eerie, with a strong contrast between the bright light illuminating parts of the scene and the deep shadows, emphasizing the sinister nature of the underworld.

The juxtaposition of these two scenes within a single painting creates a dramatic effect, highlighting the dichotomy between the peaceful, idyllic world above and the hellish chaos below. This composition reflects the 19th-century fascination with the moral and physical contrasts in life and the afterlife, a common theme in Beard's work.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
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  • Contains no plastic


11 x 14 Inches = 28 cm x 35.5 cm

16 x 20 Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm