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People drinking in a gin palace; people consuming alcoholic drinks falling from a pile of barrels of liquor likened to the upas-tree. Line block (?) after G. Cruikshank, 1842.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Date
[between 1800 and 1899]
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Description

Alcohol is compared to the upas-tree, a poisonous tree allegedly fatal to approach, with sap that is used as arrow poison

Publication/Creation

[London?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1800 and 1899]

Physical description

1 print : line block (?) ; images approximately 12 x 8 cm

Lettering

The gin palace. George Cruikshank fec. The upas tree. George Cruikshank invt. et fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26293i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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