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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?
Date
20th Nov. 1795
Reference
46996i
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Description

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

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

Raising evil spirits.

References note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 46996i

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