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"At home" in the Nursery. Or the masters & misses twoshoes Christmas party-

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  • Title (object)

    • "At home" in the Nursery. Or the masters & misses twoshoes Christmas party-
  • Description

    Fourteen small children amuse themselves uproariously in a small space. Four little girls in party-dresses, dance holding hands round a lady who tosses an infant; two of them hold up dolls. A fat and grinning cook stands in the doorway with a tray of jelly-glasses, cake, and fruit. The biggest boy rides a rocking-horse, giving a view-hallo; another boy with an overturned chair for horses, drives in a professional manner a high-slung rectangular cradle (left) in which sits a little girl holding a doll and an open umbrella. A little boy with a wooden sword tries to storm a table, defended by two others, with drum, trumpet, and Union Jack. These children are dressed up to suit their parts. In the foreground (right) two children build a card-house on the floor, with skipping-rope, toy soldiers, and horse and cart beside them. On the left are a top and whip, and an Eaton Latin Grammar. On the wall is pinned a caricature of Dr Syntax [see BM Satires 11507, &c] with birch-rod and book. 3d January [1826]


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  • Date

    • 1826 (?)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 225 millimetres
    • Width: 275 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text within image and production details: 'G. Cruikshank fect- / London Pubd Jany 3d 1826 [?1827] by S Knights Sweetings Alley Roy X'Change'.
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
    One of a set of 'Holiday Scenes' in a wrapper, Nos. 15186-90, also issued separately.
    Reissued Cruikshankiana, 1835.

  • Bibliography

    • Reid 1871 1333 bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 15186 bibliographic details
    • Cohn 1924 177 bibliographic details
    • Cohn 1924 899 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Roy)

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    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 3d January [1826]  Etching


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 3d January [1826] Etching

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