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Caricature Ornaments for Screens

Satirical Etching
1800 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching coloured by hand
Brief Description
'Caricature Ornaments for Screens', etching, Isaac Cruikshank after George Moutard Woodward, London, 1800
Physical Description
Satirical etching
Dimensions
  • Height: 44.6cm
  • Width: 31.5cm
Credit line
Bequeathed by Frank A. Gibson
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1217-1990

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record createdJune 6, 2007
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