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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:


  • 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)


1800 (published)


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

Materials and Techniques

Etching coloured by hand


Height: 44.6 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Descriptive line

Eighteenth century satirical print by Cruickshank


Paper (fiber product); Printing ink; Watercolour


Etching; Hand colouring

Subjects depicted

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


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Scotland; Politics; Satire


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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