Phrenological properties of drawing: colour, form, space, order. Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1826.

  • Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
August 1st 1826
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Phrenological illustrations, or an artist's view of the craniological system of doctors Gall and Spurzheim
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In the centre, a man 'drawing' a cart past a dental surgery, in which a dentiste (Monsr. Curedent) can be seen 'drawing' a patient's tooth. On the first floor is a 'Drawing academy'. Next door, a public house in which a man 'draws' a cork from a wine bottle, and a barmaid 'draws' beer from a pump

Colour illustrated by a 'coloured' man (African); form illustrated perhaps by a city type familiar with 'form' (etiquette), or a horse-racing man familiar with horses' form (racing quality); space illustrated by a fat person looking out to sea; order illustrated by a stern schoolmistress keeping a class in order)


[London] : G. Cruikshank, August 1st 1826.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 25 x 30 cm.


Drawing. Colour. Form. Space. Order. Designed, etched & published by George Cruikshank, August 1st 1826.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. X, London 1952, no. 15194


Wellcome Collection 11845i


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