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A crowded street in London. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1812.

  • Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Date
[1812]
Reference
38476i
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Description

On the right is a tripe-butcher's shop. In the centre a thin and rickety man sells execution broadsides inscribed "The last dying sp[eech]", with a print of bodies hanging from a gibbet; he may be derived from a figure in Hogarth's print The march to Tyburn in the series "Industry and idleness". On the left is a shop where prints are sold; among the prints on sale is one of the "Hottentot Venus" (British Museum Catalogue of satires no. 11577)

Publication/Creation

[London] ([139 St Martin's Lane]) : [G. Smeeton], [1812]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 14.6 x 19.7 cm

Lettering

Grievances of London. G. Cruikshank fect.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 11985

Lettering note

There is lettering within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38476i

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  • English


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