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Antique Print: Progress of a Midshipman

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The Progress of a Midshipman
Will Blockhead
Master B, Finding things not exactly what he expected
Plate number 2
Artist: George Cruikshank 1792-1878
Published by Thomas McLean London
Medium: Engraving - Hand Colored
Circa: 1835
Size: Sheet: 14 ¾” x 11” Image: 11” x 8”
Condition: High Quality - Bottom left and right corners missing - ragged right margin edge - Image Excellent
Comment: Brilliant example of the late caricature of George Cruikshank, last of the great caricaturists beginning with Hogarth.  He specialized in satirizations of fashion and culture, rather than politics.  In this plate, young Master Will Blockhead encounters the shocking realities of life aboard a ship of the Royal Navy.
Coloration of presentation varies slightly from original print and background hue/s.

 

 

Price: $75.00


Stock Number: GC-BP74-1
In Stock: 1

 

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