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Peter Snout

  • Object:

    Title Page

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/10/1816 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (etcher)
    Laurie & Whittle (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-coloured etching and letterpress

  • Museum number:

    9477F

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 89

Physical description

'Peter Snout or A Shift To Make A Shirt'. Broadside-ballad and title page in letterpress, with a hand-coloured etching illustration showing a man (Peter Snout) creeping out of a bedroom stealing another mans shirt. Copy states that this was 'sung with universal Applause by Mr. Sloman and Mr. Munden.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/10/1816 (published)

Artist/maker

Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)
Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (etcher)
Laurie & Whittle (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-coloured etching and letterpress

Dimensions

Height: 30.2 cm, Width: 23.8 cm

Historical context note

Copy states that this was 'sung with universal Applause by Mr. Sloman and Mr. Munden.'

Descriptive line

'Peter Snout or A Shift To Make A Shirt'. Broadside-ballad and title page in letterpress, with a hand-coloured etching illustration showing a man (Peter Snout) creeping out of a bedroom stealing another mans shirt. Designed and etched by George Cruikshank. Published by J. Whittle & R. H. Laurie, London, 1816.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, c.1991.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Letterpress; Etching (printing process); Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Song; Bedroom; Theft; Men; Shirt

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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