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Reid 4705. Book of 228 pages bound in card with four hand-coloured, etched illustration plates entitled: "Billets in the Low Countries. 1814 to 1817.
1. Frontispiece illustration, Reid 723. "Dutch Peasant." A woman in her hoop and sabots. Bound opposite the title-page lettered: "Billets in the Low Countries, 1814 to 1817. In a series of letters. Embellished with Coloured Plates." With the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "London. Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 41 Pall Mall, 1818.
On the verso: "W. Shackell, Printer, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street."
The additional illustrations are described by GW Reid as follows:
2. Reid 724. "Flying Bridge used at Nimeguen for crossing the Vahal.
3. Reid 725. "Shrimp Catcher of Ostend." With his net over his shoulder.
4. Reid 726. "A Pulpit in the Netherlands." Made to represent a tree with its branches, and which gives the preacher the appearance of sticking out of its hollow trunk. This was probably suggested by the pulpit at the Cathedral at Mechlin.
Hand coloured, etched illustrations to a letterpress book with card binding.
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Height: 189 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 113 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description from GW Reid "A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of George Cruikshank."
According to AM Cohn, "George Cruikshank, catalogue raisonné:"
"Four coloured etchings attributed to George Cruikshank, unsigned."
"In my copy three of the four etchings were autographed by George Cruikshank as being "Not by me." The fourth was unsigned , and possibly this is his work. In the plate list the second plate is listed as "Floating Bridge" while the title on the etching itself is "Flying Bridge."
- Not on display
- In fragile condition with loose front cover and pages.
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