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Caricature Ornaments for Screens

  • Object:

    Satirical etching

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1800 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woodward, George Moutard (artist)
    Cruikshank, Isaac, born 1764 - died 1811 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Frank A. Gibson

  • Museum number:

    E.1217-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 172

These prints were intended for sticking onto screens. Sticking prints onto pieces of furniture or small items of woodwork such as boxes is a quick and easy way of decorating them. Examples of furniture or woodwork decorated in this way rarely survive from the beginning of the nineteenth century, perhaps because their relative modesty has not made them worth preserving or because they have fallen into poor condition.

This print is divided horizontally into two scenes in each of which are two figures holding up a print. The upper scene depicts a tea party and the lower one, a card party.

Physical description

Satirical etching

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1800 (published)

Artist/maker

Woodward, George Moutard (artist)
Cruikshank, Isaac, born 1764 - died 1811 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching coloured by hand

Dimensions

Height: 44.6 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Descriptive line

Eighteenth century satirical print by Cruickshank

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Etching; Hand colouring

Subjects depicted

Dog; Playing cards; Print; Sconce; Tea parties; Interior views; Fan

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Scotland; Politics; Satire

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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