Top left, gamebirds watching in safety while hunters and poachers shoot each other; top right, a graveyard for colonial institutions in Africa; bottom left, spoonbills (birds) made of teapots and spoons; bottom centre, two men talking about a hen and some ducklings; bottom right, a weather vane in the form of a man holding a gun. Etching by G. Cruikshank, 1831.
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878
- Feb.y 1831
- Part of
- Scraps and sketches depicting scenes of British life.
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"Preservation": a note by Cruikshank on the corresponding drawing (British Museum) says "... Preserve!!! NB not intended as a joke 'Pheasants—Peasants'", i.e. the composition is not a joke about confusing peasants with pheasants
"An African settlement": epitaphs on the tombstones say "The hospital", "Orphan asylum", "Rectory", "The castle", "National school", "The barracks"
"Botheration": the British Museum catalogue (loc. cit.) identifies the man on the left as an Irishman and the man on the left as an Englishman
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