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1893 Print George Cruikshank Caricature Art Old Commodore Cartoon Sailor XDH8

1893 Print George Cruikshank Caricature Art Old Commodore Cartoon Sailor XDH8

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"The Old Commodore"

This is an original 1893 black and white relief line-block print of a caricature cartoon by George Cruikshank of an old, one-eyed, sea captain.


This 119+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Small crease - top right corner.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 3.5 inches; 11 x 9 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Explore your British sense of humor with a collection of 18th and 19th century caricatures that Period Paper is "tickled pink" to present. Roll in the aisles at "The Cobbler's Cure for a Scolding Wife" by Thomas Rowlandson! Guffaw at "The Gout" by James Gillray or chortle at George Cruikshank's "The Deaf Postilion"! And even though you probably shouldn't, go ahead and snicker at Robert Seymour's "The Dying Clown". Howl at Hablot Browne's (a.k.a. Phiz), illustrations of scenes from Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens. Afterward, you'll find likely find yourself chuckling at Charles H. Bennett's "Old Enough to Know Better". To continue tickling your funny bone, simply click the link provided below the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Cruikshank, George. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

An incredibly gifted artist, Cruikshank's work became renowned internationally after he illustrated several of Charles Dicken's books over the years. Caricatures and satirical cartoons were his first love, and he was extremely skilled in both. Ironically, after passing commentary for years on the political and social states of his great British nation, his life was held under a lens after his death and found to be just as satirical as his work. It was discovered that Mr. Cruikshank had fathered a grand total of 11 illegitimate children over the years with his exhausted mistress Adelaide Attree.

Reproductive art by J.R. Marshall.

Keywords specific to this image: Funny, Satire, Pirate, Navy

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