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Prints - George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
  • George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection
    Woodward, George Moutard
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George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection

  • Object:

    Prints

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1813 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woodward, George Moutard (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured etching, ink and paint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the V&A in 2010.

  • Museum number:

    S.945-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print entitled 'Fairday or the Perishable Commodity'.

The perishable commodity being discussed here is the young woman's virginity. The "double entendre", a phrase with two meanings, one of them often indecent, was a mainstay of the caricaturist's art. The inscription in the bottom right hand corner shows that this print would have cost one shilling (five pence) when it was new.

Physical description

Hand coloured etching entitled 'Fairday or the Perishable Commodity'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1813 (published)

Artist/maker

Woodward, George Moutard (artist)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured etching, ink and paint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 cm, Width: 36.9 cm

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'Fairday or the Perishable Commodity', 19th c. George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Print-making; Etching (corroding); Painting; Hand-colouring

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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