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1893 Print George Cruikshank Cartoon Caricature Three Courses Dessert Art XDH8

1893 Print George Cruikshank Cartoon Caricature Three Courses Dessert Art XDH8

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"The Witch's Switch", "Absent-Mindedness", "The Tête-Á-Tête", "The Dentist", and "Bat Boroo" from "Three Courses and a Dessert"

This is an original 1893 black and white relief line-block print of cartoon sketches by George Cruikshank from his "Three Courses and a Dessert" humor collection.


This 119+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. Some light surface rub.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 7.75 inches; 15 x 20 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 center 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Funny, Satire

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