Cruikshank Antique Engraving 1825 Hangover In Lock Up
London born artist, Isaac Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) was a caricaturist and painter of miniature portraits. After 1830, he turned his talents to book illustration. His brother George was a political cartoonist and Robert often collaborated with him. Both learned drawing and etching from their father Isaac who was a painter and illustrator.
This print is entitled: Morning and in Low Spirits--a Scene in a Lock up House... and in smaller print below... Vide Cary St. Chancery Lane. Lower right is marked: Drawn & Engraved by Rob't Cruikshank. Lower right is marked: Pub'd by Sherwood & Co. July 1, 1825. Framed size: 9" x 12". Ancient artist palette label on back reads: Gimbel Brothers Philadelphia Oil Paintings, Pictures, Mirrors.
Perhaps "low spirits" means lack of drink? with a headache and a hangover? Being locked up would definitely be cause for low spirits... locked up for drunkeness?? Sign on wall lists House Fees: Fire 0.2.6, Candles 0.2.6, Bed 0.10.6, Breakfast 0.7.6,, Eggs, 0.2.0, etc. Browning of mat and edges of paper next to mat, more so at bottom and right side. Indents in paper top right corner. Other areas are in good condition. We'll combine shipping if you win more than one.
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