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The dance of death. Coloured etching by I. Cruikshank, 1808, after G.M. Woodward, ca. 1795/1797.

  • Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
Date
Oct. 1808
Reference
493366i
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Description

Twenty-four figures arranged in four rows, starting at the top left with a king and the Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, and continuing with a parson, a lawyer, a physician, a prostitute with syphilis, a gouty old man, etc.

Publication/Creation

London (No. 11 Cockspur Street) : Pub'd by Willm. Holland, Oct. 1808.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour

Lettering

The dance of death modernised. Designed by G.M. Woodward. Etch'd by I. Cruikshank

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, no. 11125

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 493366i

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Languages

  • English


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