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A sheet of sketches/ tracings related to Reid 1459, illustrations for 'Scraps and Sketches, Part 1.
'Gentility.' Two climbing boys, one of them telling the other that he is about to dine at White Conduit House in preference to going out with Jack in the Green as his master thinks it "very low."
Brobdignag Bonnet: A lady sheltering the whole of her family and her footman under the brim of her bonnet.
"Now that I heard." Two sweeps meeting in the street and one of them informing the other that he is going to a concert at the Argyll Rooms.
'A jolly companion': a man's profile formed by the articles used in a drinking bout.
'All blowing/ all growing.' A bunch of flowers on the top of a bell handle.
'Tooth powder.' A man firing off a pistol loaded with a ball to which he has attached his bad tooth with a string.
'The battle of Waterloo.' Two men fighting.
Graphite with signature in ink
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Height: 254 millimetres (approx. height)
Width: 370 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.
There are differences between this drawing and the final print, notably the addition of 'Ignorance is Bliss.' which represents two footmen standing outside their master's door, one remarking to the other: "What is taxes?"
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Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179