1912 Print Extraordinary Lady Birds Coast Women Ship George Cruikshank XDJ7

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This is an original 1912 black and white relief line-block print humorously entitled Extraordinary Flight of Lady Birds on the Sea Coast depicting a caricature of English life by George Cruikshank.

CONDITION

This 99+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4 inches; 14 x 10 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)

Period Paper is excited to present a quirky collection of black and white relief line block prints by George Cruikshank that date all the way back to 1912. The images presented were first published in the Comic Almanack in the 1800s, but were so popular that they were later reproduced and have been regarded as some of his best work.

This piece was illustrated by Cruikshank, George. There is no visible artist signature.

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: Humorous, Funny, Shore, London

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