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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1859,0316.755

  • Description

    Sergeant Scales playing upon his drum, another soldier playing upon a fife behind, both in military uniform, ladies and gentlemen dancing wildly, some grotesque and hideous, a servant girl lighting candles beyond; illustration to Ainsworth's "St James's, or the Court of Queen Anne" (1844)
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  • Date

    • 1844
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 230 millimetres
    • Width: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image "Geo.e Cruikshank."
  • Bibliography

    • Cohn 21 bibliographic details
    • Reid 4973 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: St James's, or the Court of Queen Anne
  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1859,0316.755


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