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Satirical print - A very good man, no doubt, but a Bad Sailor!
  • A very good man, no doubt, but a Bad Sailor!
    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878
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A very good man, no doubt, but a Bad Sailor!

  • Object:

    Satirical print

  • Place of origin:

    Margate (drawn)
    London (published)

  • Date:

    21 August 1845 (drawn)
    1 September 1845 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Museum number:

    E.535-1943

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 92, shelf D, box 55

Physical description

Etching showing a scene on board a boat, a worried looking man standing centre front with a scarf tying on his cap, holding tightly to a rope, whilst other men sit smoking and smiling in background.

Place of Origin

Margate (drawn)
London (published)

Date

21 August 1845 (drawn)
1 September 1845 (published)

Artist/maker

Cruikshank, George, born 1792 - died 1878 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

etching

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in, Width: 6.75 in

Descriptive line

George Cruikshank. 'A very good man, no doubt, but a Bad Sailor!'. Drawn in Margate, published London. Etching from The Table Book No. 9, Sept. 1845.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1943, London: HMSO, 1956.
A.M. Cohn. George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonné . . . 1806-1877. London, 1924.

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Illustration; Prints; Satire

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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