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A sketch/ tracing related to Reid 1351: 'Phrenological Illustrations.'
'Covetiveness': A young thief picking a gentleman's pocket and passing the spoil to an older companion.
'Secretiveness': A woman hiding her lover in the fireplace.
'The Organ of Time': An Italian playing the barrell organ while his dog is standing on its hind legs and begging.
'Size': A portrait of Daniel Lambert.
'Weight': A balance.
'Firmness.': An workman using the rammer.
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Height: 215 millimetres (approx. height)
Width: 284 millimetres (approx. width)
- Curator's comments
- Date and description based on GW Reid 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
One of six designs on the same subject see Reid 1348-1353. Designed etched and published by George Cruikshank, 1826, for an of a print based on this tracing with full description from BM Satires, see 1978,U.3023.5.
This drawing differs from the print in which two small illustrations have been added to the centre of the composition; "The organ of time." A clock surmounted by an hourglass" and "Weight." An English royal crown and cushion.
- Not on display
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Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179