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A sketch/ tracing related to Reid 1411, part of 'Illustrations of Time.'
'Pa[s]stime': Children throwing sticks at an hourglass which is set up for a prize at a ha'penny throw.
'Time thrown away.': A group of washerwomen trying to scrub a black man's skin white.
'Time lost.': Diogenes looking for an honest man among prisoners in a cell at Newgate.
'Time was made for slaves.' A West Indian planter flogging his slaves by the hour.
'Making up for lost time.' A footman at dinner with two female domestics, and on their remarking that he consumes a large quantity, explains his so doing by the fact that he has been a long time out of place.
Graphite with annotations and signature in ink
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Height: 250 millimetres (approx. height)
Width: 379 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.
Related to a series of 7 prints (See Reid 1408-1414.), published May 1st, 1827 by George Cruikshank, Myddleton Terrace, Pentonville, sold by J. Robins and Co, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. For an example of the print with full description, see 1978,U.3026.4.
The drawing at the top right hand corner of this composition is difficult to decipher. It may be 'Time gone, past recalling': The death of time with various persons bewailing his loss.
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Associated Title: Illustrations of Time.
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Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179