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- Object: The British bee hive.
A section of the beehive of British society, with fifty-four cells, a base and nine layers representing the classes and trades; the royalty at the top; the bank, armed services and volunteers as the foundation; the crown on top, the royal standard to left, the union jack to right; after Cruikshank's etching from 1867, from an altered from a design of 1840
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Height: 275 millimetres
Width: 215 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- This appears to be a copy after Cruikshank, see 1869,1009.23 and 1940,1007.44 for Cruikshanks' etching from 1876.
See 1940,1007.3.1 for Comment.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1992 Sep-Oct, London, Order of St John Museum, Cruikshank 200
1992 Nov-Dec, Burnley, Townley Hall AG & Museum, Cruikshank 200
1993 Jan-Feb, Maidstone Museum & AG, Cruikshank 200
1993 Feb-April, Sheffield, Graves AG, Cruikshank 200
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