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A sheet of sketches/ tracing for Reid 1470, Related to 'Scraps and sketches part 2' including:
'Forte piano': A middle aged and very stout woman seated at a piano by the side of a young and exceedingly thin girl.
'Lithography': A beggar writing on the pavement.
'Elbow Room.': A lady seated at the piano forte who wears such very large sleeves that they extend beyond the sides of the instrument.
'Miss Nomer' Two seamen amusing themselves at the expense of a West Indian belle.
'St Swithin, Patron saint of umbrella makers; a number of those tradesmen dancing in a circle about a huge umbrella, the saint is above, riding on a dolphin which spouts water from its mouth and nostrils.'
Graphite with signature and annotations in ink.
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Height: 251 millimetres (approx. height)
Width: 377 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.
Part of 'Scraps and Sketches' Volume II. One of six sheets of illustrations, see Reid Nos: 1465-1470. Designed, etched and published by George Cruikshank November 12th 1829. For an example of the print with description from BM Satires, see 1878,U.159.6.
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: Scraps and Sketches Volume 2
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179