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A wizard raising devils out of the ground, to the horror of a man and a woman. Coloured etching, 1795.

  • Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?
20th Nov. 1795
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A wizard sits at a table, right he wears big round eyeglasses and has various magic appurtenances (a book of spells, a wand, a snake round his left arm, an owl on his head, a crystal ball and a cat) Above him is suspended a stuffed crocodile-like animal. In the centre, diabolical monsters arise from the ground. Left, a man and a woman (the latter in fashionable dress) look on in horror


London (53 Fleet Street) : Laurie & Whittle, 20th Nov. 1795.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour


Raising evil spirits.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1942, vol. 7, no. 8777 (as possibly after Isaac Cruikshank)


Wellcome Library no. 46996i


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