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A sheet of sketches/ tracings related to Reid 1457, 'Scraps and Sketches', Part 1, 1828.
'Exhibiting the advantages and disadvantages of wooden legs.'
'The advantage of a wooden leg upon a pinch.': A poacher caught in a man-trap by his timber leg.
'Living on wooden legs.' A party of four young street performers dancing on stilts.
'The advantage of putting the best leg foremost.' a man pursued by a party of rustics and their dog which has caught him at his own door by the wooden leg.
'A gentleman's rest broken in consequence of his going to bed with his leg on.': A chambermaid mistaking the end of an old sailor's wooden leg for the handle of a warming pan and endeavouring to pull it out.
'Sing old rose and burn the bellows.' A drunken man making a kettle boil by burning one of his wooden legs.
'A jury mast.' A seaman floating on a wave and using his wooden leg as a mast for a small sail.
'A trifling accident.' A horse and cart running over the leg of a Greenwich pensioner who is lying on his back in the road.
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Height: 254 millimetres (approx. height)
Width: 373 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.
A design for one of a series of six prints (see Reid 1457-1462.), 'Scraps and sketches.' (Part 1) Designed, etched and published by George Cruikshank, May 20th.1828. For an example of the print, see 1978,U.158.1.
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Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179