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Antique Print: The Progress of a Midshipman

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The Progress of a Midshipman
Will Blockhead
Waiting Room at the Admiralty
Plate number 6
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: Excellent
Comment: Brilliant example of the late caricature of George Cruikshank, last of the great caricaturists beginning with Hogarth. He specialized in satirizing fashion and culture, rather than politics. In this plate X, young master Will Blockhead in the waiting room at the Admiralty, where the hopes and dreams of Royal Navy officers go to  prosper or die.

Coloration of presentation varies slightly from original print and background hue/s

Price: $75.00


Stock Number: GC-BP74-4
In Stock: 1

 

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