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Interior of a hospital for horses. Drawing by G. Cruikshank,1835.

  • Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Date
[1835]
Reference
543463i
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Description

Central scene set in the hospital, left to right, a man covering a horse's head with a bonnet; a man taking the pulse at a horse's leg; a man examining a horse's mouth; and a man giving a horse a hot drink. Around the central scene, doodles of grotesque half-human half-equine heads, two horses reading a newspaper or a large Bible on a lectern, and other fantasy scenes involving horses: only one of these was included in the etched version

Publication/Creation

[London], [1835]

Physical description

1 drawing : graphite ; sight 22.9 x 17.9 cm

Lettering

My sketch book. Veterinary infirmary or horse hospital. George Cruikshank

Lettering note

Lower part of drawing contains draft of letter in pencil presumably from Cruikshank

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 543463i

Reproduction note

Reproduced: George Cruikshank, Vol. 1 of my sketch book, London 1835, plate 30 (the central scene, and the bottom right figure in the drawing, which is reproduced as the left-of-centre figure in the lower border of the published etching)

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  • English


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